Democracy

Scholarly Publications

International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Governance and Limited Statehood)

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Interrogating Democracy in World Politics

May 2011

It is often assumed that democracy is both desirable and possible in global politics.

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.

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.

News

European Forum 2005-06 Year Update

June 2006

The European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University had an eventful and exciting 2005-06 academic year.

Problems of membership: Seeking solutions to expansion, integration, and intervention in globalized Europe

August 2007

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) achieved two major goals in 2006-2007, by developing FCE into a trans-Atlantic hub for policy and academic leaders and guiding research affiliates to answer...

Ethnicity in today's Europe

September 2008

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) is sponsoring long-term research on questions of European integration.

Old Events

European Security and Defence Policy Workshop

March 20, 2002

Terrorism is a good example of the new security threats that seriously challenge what is still a largely state-centered security system.

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.
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Multimedia

How Democracies Die

April 2019

 At Daniel Ziblatt's April 11th talk based on scholarship from his recent book co-authored with Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die, he discussed the current dangers facing democracies around the world, and ways of preventing democracy's...

People

2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science