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.

Recent Old Events

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LGBTQ rights and representation among right-wing parties

December 18, 2021

                      How do we explain the divergence in the embrace of LGBTQ rights among right-wing European parties?

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Voices from Kyiv

December 16, 2021

This event is open Stanford affiliates online via Zoom.

Anti-System Politics in Europe and America

December 16, 2021

This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s health and safety guidelines....

New Political Geography of Skills and Dilemmas for the Left

December 16, 2021

This paper examines the post-financial crisis decline in the electoral success of social democratic parties.

Costly signaling, power and religious behavior, or What can we learn from the Skoptsy?

December 16, 2021

The focus of religion & politics research has been predominantly on the impact of religious actors on democratic and non-democratic political systems and religion-inspired political behavior....

The 2022 French presidential election

December 16, 2021

Incumbent president Emmanuel Macron is favorite to win reelection on April 24, but the outcome remains uncertain; it will largely depend on the results of the first round of voting on April 10....

Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

December 16, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk   Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe. Like disruptive entrepreneurs, these parties offer new policies and defy the dominance of established party brands.

Non-Recognition of Illegal Annexations: Will the Rule of International Law Hold?

September 27, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk The rule in international law which prohibits forcible seizure of territory has lately come under pressure, for example when Russia seized and annexed Crimea in 2014.

Europe After America

September 27, 2021

Download transcript of talk   This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s...

An Address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

August 24, 2021

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is honored to host the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for an address on U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

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.

Fireside Chat with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Economic Risk within the Household and Voting for the Radical Right

September 30, 2020

  This talk investigates how unemployment risk within households affects voting for the radical right.

A Cross-National Investigation into Contextual Effects and Populist Radical Right Support

September 30, 2020

  Populist radical right parties are more successful in some areas than others.

Germany, Europe and Russia

February 7, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/BGjRsO0fKds About this Event: Germany plays a key role in shaping European and Western policy toward Russia.

CANCELED - Muscles in Brussels: EU Economic Authority in Comparative Perspective

January 7, 2020

TEC will be canceling all public events and seminars until at least April 15th due to ongoing developments associated with COVID-19. How do we explain that the European Union gained so much...

Europe: Between Brexit and the 2019 Global Revolt

December 18, 2019

 Brexit will forever change the way we understand the European Union. But the farewell of the United Kingdom hides a more complex reality. It is not an isolated malaise.

Book Talk "Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty" with Norman M. Naimark

November 13, 2019

This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations.

The Putin Exodus and Its Implications for Russia and the West

September 10, 2019

 This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations.

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

April 3, 2019

 To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page.The EU and its member states are currently facing a number of extraordinary internal and external challenges.

The Market Model: Comparative Immigration Regimes in 30 Countries Worldwide

March 28, 2019

Professor Justin Gest will present an unique study of immigration governance across 30 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Catalonia, popular republicanism, and the crisis of Europe

March 25, 2019

Catalonia’s bid for independence seems to have involved a major political puzzle for considerable parts of the European public, including academia.

People

Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus