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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. Looking more broadly at these issues, FSI’s Governance Project works on measuring the quality of governance and assessing a country’s ability to deliver public services.

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. One project explores how authoritarian and democratic regimes can encourage or suppress economic development. Meanwhile, the European Governance project looks at governance issues on a single continent.

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

From Coordination to Cooperation. Does Log-Rolling Guarantee the Union's Consensus?

July 1999

In this paper, EU decision-making is explained by an empirical log-rolling analysis considering multi-issue Commission proposals, member state unanimity or majority voting and parliamentary...

Institutional Reform and Codecision in the European Union

August 1999

This paper studies the Treaty of Amsterdam's reform of the codecision procedure in the European Union.

Impact of "Comitology" - Committees on Policy Implementation within the European Union: An Institutional Choice Perspective

November 1999

Other Publications

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.

While world seeks to defeat terror, Stockholm welcomes notorious terrorist into country

June 2011

The number one topic around the globe has been the world after Bin Laden and the appropriate ways for democracies to dispose of terrorists.

Wer hilft den Opfern?

August 2011

Der diesjährige "Freedom in the World"-Bericht des Forschungsinstituts "Freedom House" weist bereits zum fünften Jahr in Folge auf einen alarmierenden Rückgang von Freiheit, Demokratie und Achtung...

News

The Failures of Identification and Response to Trafficking of Women in Eastern Europe

March 2008

Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Stanford Law School.

European Forum Fall 2005 Update

November 2005

The 2005-06 Academic Year got off to an exciting start for the European Forum.

Save the Date: Trafficking of Women in Post-Communist Europe conference, April 18, 2008

December 2007

This international conference will examine the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, a trade that has rapidly expanded since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR.

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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European Governance

The governance of Europe has constantly been reimagined, debated, and revolutionized.
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Migration

Through periods of colonial expansion, New World emigration, postcolonial immigration, and Eurozone migration, Europe has been shaped and reshaped by the constant movement of people and communities...
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Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

The European Crisis

January 2017

"The European Crisis"Date:  January 17, 2017Venue:  Oksenberg Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker:  Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University 

People

Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus
Roland Hsu Affiliate