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

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."...

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.

Old Events

Reforming Political Reform: A Pluralist Agenda

December 4, 2014

Speaker Bio:Bruce E. Cain is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

Comparative Budget Policy: Lessons for Reform in the United States

May 9, 2014

On May 8-9, 2014, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at Stanford University hosted a workshop on comparative budget policy.

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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2006 FSI International Conference: A World at Risk

November 2006

An invigorating day of addresses, debate, and discussion of major sources of systemic and human risk facing the global community.

2007 Payne Lecture: AIDS: Pandemic and Agent for Change

May 2007

Executive Director of UNAIDS since its creation in 1995 and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr.

The United States and Asia's Newest Tiger: Trade, Aid and Governance in Vietnam

October 2007

Vietnam has become the newest "Asian tiger." The U.S. played a leading role in negotiating Vietnam's January 2007 entry into the World Trade Organization and the 2001 U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement.