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Scholarly Publications

Ce qu'ils disent vraiment: Les politiques pris aux mots

January 2017

"Liberty," "secularism," "security," "people," "identity" . . .

Early-Modern Rights Regimes: A Genealogy of Revolutionary Rights

January 2017

Most histories of early-modern rights focus on particular concepts of rights: for instance, notions of subjective vs.

Edgar Salin and Social Theory in the Circle around Stefan George.

October 2016

Trying to extract political messages from poetry when political statements are not immediately self-evident can lead one quickly to speculative and even contradictory results.

Other Publications

Trump is right: The United States needs electoral reform

February 2017

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. presidential election is rigged.

When will European groups send flotillas to help people of North Korea and Syria?

July 2011

Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey showcases an alarming decline in freedom, democracy and respect for human rights around the world for a fifth consecutive year.

News

Stanford scholar unpacks the rhetoric behind extremist politician's mainstream success

April 2015

French politician Marine Le Pen carried her father's right-wing fringe political party to first place in the country's latest elections for European Parliament.Stanford scholar Cécile Alduy says Le...

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

May 2014

Stanford scholars say the European Union faces one of its most critical challenges after anti-EU parties made widespread electoral gains based on issues like immigration, austerity and elitism....

Events

Patrick Chamorel: "The French Elections and the Rising Political Divide"

March 17, 2017

This is a watershed French presidential election marked by the collapse of the main political leaders and established political parties as well as the amplification of corruption scandals by social...

Bits and pieces: Liberal democracy in the digital era

March 14, 2017

The event is a joint sponsorship between CISAC, The European Security Initiative (Europe Center) and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES). About the Event: Toomas...

Joan Wallach Scott: Theorizing the Relationship between Gender and Politics

October 24, 2016

Lecture by Joan Wallach Scott, Harold F.

Projects

Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
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Democracy in the European Union

This project discusses visions of democracy, and analyzes and determines criteria for the evaluation of the democratic character of political systems.
English

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Roland Hsu Affiliate