Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Scholarly Publications

Delivering public services effectively: Tamil Nadu & Beyond

November 2014

Foreword by Jean Drèze   About the book There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

September 2014

  Book Description Writing in The New York Time Book review, Michael Lind described The Origins of Political Order as "a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time."...

Old Events

CANCELLED: Balancing Collective Prosperity and Security in Asia

April 30, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Asia's regional institutions have arisen in response to myriad changes in the economic, political, and security environments facing member states.

Projects

IET/CORE电脑协助教学奖学金项目:奖学金“提前承诺”能否改变一切?

在中国,上大学的花费总额每年需10000-12000元不等。大学这四年的开销,相当于一般贫困线家庭年收入的60倍。尽管相较5年前,现在大学生可以获得的资助和奖学金机会越来越多,然而那些真正需要资助的学生并没有获得这些资助和奖学金。另一方面,即使存在一些针对农村贫困学生的资助项目,但实际上贫困学生对资助项目可获得性知之甚少,导致这些奖学金项目没有发挥其真正的作用。
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From Boom to Bust, and Back? The Media and the Japanese Economy

March 2015

Video and transcript from the event "From Boom to Bust, and Back?

Good Governance in South Korea: Mobilizing Citizens through Engaged Communication

October 2014

Video and transcript from the seminar, "Good Governance in South Korea: Mobilizing Citizens through Engaged Communication" with Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul, South Korea on Sept. 25, 2014. The event was hosted by the Walter H.

Burma's Democracy: How Real?

March 2014

Audio and transcript from the 2015 Shorenstein Journalism Award panel discussion  "Burma's Democracy: How Real?" with with Aung Zaw, Donald K. Emmerson, Nayan Chanda, and Daniel C. Sneider on March 6, 2014.