Elections

Scholarly Publications

Using Conjoint Experiments to Analyze Elections: The Essential Role of the Average Marginal Component Effect (AMCE)

June 2020

Political scientists have increasingly deployed conjoint survey experiments to understand multi-dimensional choices in various settings.

Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide

June 2019

Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to build and maintain a majority in Congress?

Geography, Uncertainty, and Polarization

March 2018

Using new data on roll-call voting of US state legislators and public opinion in their districts, we explain how ideological polarization of voters within districts can lead to legislative...

Other Publications

Crowdsourcing accountability: ICT for service delivery

December 2018

We examine the effect on service delivery outcomes of a new information communication technology (ICT) platform that allows citizens to send free and anonymous messages to local government...

Let’s get the facts right on foreign involvement in our elections

December 2017

President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and will be the next president of the United States.

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

News

Belarusian Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Meets with Stanford Scholars for Roundtable on Democracy in Belarus

August 2021

Democratic leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her delegation joined an interdisciplinary panel of Stanford scholars and members of the Belarusian community to discuss the future of democracy in...

Five key things to know about Ukraine’s presidential election

April 2019

Ukraine is halfway through a presidential election: The first round took place on March 31, and the run-off is coming up on April 21.

Macron, Brexit and the Future of European Politics

July 2017

 Patrick Chamorel, senior resident scholar at the Stanford Center in Washington DC, weighs in on the geopolitical impact of the French and UK elections in a Scholars' Circle interview.  Joining the...

Events

Geography and the Gender Gap: Evidence Against the Traditional Vote Hypothesis from Post-Suffrage Sweden

March 2, 2021

In many countries around the world, women's enfranchisement marked the single largest expansion in the eligible electorate.

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Challenge to the Mainstream Comparative Approach

March 2, 2021

  After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the newly gained dominance of liberal democracy as a political regime was accompanied by a new dominance of liberal democracy as a descriptive language....

Pre-electoral commitments and bargaining delays in parliamentary democracies

March 2, 2021

  During the past decade, many parliamentary democracies have experienced bargaining delays when forming governments.

Projects

The Legality of the European Data Retention Directive in Light of the Fundamental Rights to Privacy and Data Protection

The EU Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) provides an obligation for providers of publicly available electronic communications services and of public communications networks to retain traffic...
English

Technology Transfer Agreements in EU and U.S. Antitrust Law

Technological innovation and the transfer of the resulting intellectual property rights are indispensable to the economies of the European Union and the United States.
English

Principles of European Integration: Treaty revisions in multi-stage two-level processes

This project explores the revision of the treaties of the European Union using a multi-stage two-level-analysis.
English

Multimedia

Elections in a time of fragmentation and polarization: the European Parliament and Belgium

May 2019

 As the European Parliament elections draw near this month, Christophe Crombez discusses what he sees as the possible outcomes in this period of fragmentation and polarization in the European Union.Christophe Crombez is Senior Research Scholar at...

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...

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

March 2019

Professor Catherine De Vries'  March 21st talk "Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration" at The Europe Center could not have been more timely given the morning's news about Britain's PM Theresa May's request made to the EU to...

People

michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018