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A Farewell to Arms? The Geography of Recruitment and Remilitarization

February 26, 2015

Abstract: What happens to armed organizations after they sign peace accords? Why do they remilitarize or demilitarize?

Communication Power and Taiwan's Democratization

February 20, 2015

AbstractIn 2010-2011, the "Arab Spring" brought unexpected revolutions to many Middle Eastern and North African countries.

The Digital Defenders of Children

February 5, 2015

AbstractThorn (www.wearethorn.org) drives technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation.

The Ties that Bind: Elite Networks and Stability in Iraq and Syria

January 29, 2015

Abstract: Why and how do elite arrangements vary across authoritarian regimes?

Pathways to Democracy: Taiwan's Lessons for China

January 17, 2015

Abstract:Authoritarian ruling parties are expected to resist democratization, often times at all costs.

The Politics of Polarization: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

October 17, 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Why the United States Spends So Much More on Health Care than Other Countries: Economic, Institutional and Political Perspectives

June 5, 2014

Abstract: The United States spends over 17 percent of GDP on health care; the next six highest countries spend over 11 percent.

From Saffron to Development? Causes and Consequences of the Indian Elections

June 4, 2014

  Abstract:  The recently concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections in India was the biggest democratic election in history.

Diary of a Banished Prince

May 28, 2014

Abstract: Moulay Hicham’s newly published memoir, Journal d’un prince banni, retells his personal life within the context of devastating political critique against the Moroccan political system,...

Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability

May 15, 2014

Abstract: Decisions about “who gets what, when, and how” are perhaps the most important that any government must make.

Contemporary Challenges in Global Public Health: A Discussion on How Health is an Integral Aspect of the Overall Development and Sustainability Landscape

May 2, 2014

For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities.

The Geography of Governance: Evidence from Slums, Satellites and Foreign Aid

April 24, 2014

Abstract: It is almost too obvious to state, but access to public services and the nature of governance varies hugely within countries, regions and cities.

Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion (note time change)

April 11, 2014

Mark von Hagen teaches the history of Eastern Europe and Russia, with a focus on Ukrainian-Russian relations, at Arizona State University, after teaching 24 years at Columbia University, where he...

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution

February 13, 2014

Speaker bio: Thomas Carothers is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Redistribution and Group Participation: Comparative Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

January 30, 2014

Abstract: We design an original laboratory experiment to investigate whether redistributive actions hinder the formation of Pareto-improving groups.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

January 23, 2014

Speaker bio: Karl Eikenberry is the William J.

Technology, Accountability and Democracy in South Asia and Beyond

January 17, 2014

Conference on the relationship between technology, accountability and democracy with a focus on South Asia

HUNGER, PEACE & JUSTICE CONVERSATION WITH KAVITA SRIVASTAVA

November 12, 2013

Informal conversation on hunger, peace and justice with Kavita Srivastava, a leading activist from India

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

October 23, 2013

Abstract: The seminar session will present findings from a new study on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia.

Democratic Governance in China

October 21, 2013

Professor Yu Keping will systematically survey the dominant processes and key issues of China’s governance changes over the last 30 years since reform.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Taiwan's Future Development Strategy

October 11, 2013

Abstract: On October 11 and 12th, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, in cooperation with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center,...

People

Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Luis Rodriguez Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Eloise Duvillier Program Manager, Program on Democracy and the Internet, Stanford PACS
Portrait of Jennifer Choo Jennifer Choo Associate Director, China Program
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL
Sofia Mac Gregor Oettler Research Staff, CDDRL
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