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.

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‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

September 2021

President Zelenskyy outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more...

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...

Norman Naimark Awarded the 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award

July 2020

Norman Naimark received the 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

Anna Grzymala-Busse named CASBS 2020-2021 Fellow

March 2020

Five Stanford scholars will be among 38 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2020-21 academic year.The five fellows are MICHAEL...

Populism is a political problem that is putting democracy at risk, Anna Grzymala-Busse says

March 2020

The rise of populism – a political argument that pits ordinary people against a corrupt, government elite – is putting democracy at risk, said Stanford scholars in a new white paper released today.

Advice for President Zelenskyy as he Prepares to Meet President Trump

August 2019

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy may meet President Donald Trump this weekend in Warsaw and is expected to travel to the United States later in the fall.  This gives Mr.

Three new center directors look to the future at FSI

October 2018

FSI's three new center directors, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Colin Kahl, and David Lobell, outline their vision.

Stanford study examines political reckoning of authoritarians in the face of crises

December 2017

In the years since World War II, as the global geopolitical map was drawn and redrawn along ideological lines, the world witnessed ascension of many authoritarians.

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...

Breaking down Brexit

June 2017

Christophe Crombez, Stanford Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center, talks about the global effects of Brexit on World AffairsTo listen to the conversation in its entirety, please visit the...

The Europe Center May 2017

May 2017

Event Recap: Former Finnish Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, Visits Stanford In his April visit to Stanford University, Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland and current member of the...

The Europe Center April 2017

April 2017

Event Recap: First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Visits Stanford In her April visit to Stanford University, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National...

The Europe Center February 2017

February 2017

40 Years of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor Program at Stanford An "Amerika-Sterne" Token 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor...

The Europe Center January 2017

January 2017

Event Recap: The European Crises, Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)   The Europe Center kicked off its winter quarter talks by continuing its series on the European Union.

Visiting Scholar: Jonas Tallberg

January 2017

Jonas Tallberg is Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University. His research interests are global governance and European Union politics.

The fallout from Brexit

November 2016

Christophe Crombez, Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center, and Nick Bloom, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at SIEPR, explored the short-term and long-term consequences of Brexit and...

Post Catalonia referendum

October 2016

Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the...

Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

June 2016

The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to...

FSI faculty discuss diplomacy and foreign policy amid global turmoil

March 2016

Three of Stanford's most seasoned international affairs experts discussed foreign policy and diplomacy – and practiced a bit of it on stage, too – as they tackled the topics of refugees, Russia and...

The Europe Center February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016

Event Recap: Human Rights and Refugees in Europe   Pictured: Kenneth Scheve, Jenny Martinez, Emily Arnold-Fernàndez, and James Cavallaro.

The Europe Center January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016

Special Event: The European Migration CrisisUpcoming talk by Emily Arnold-Fernández, Founder and Executive Director, Asylum Access. Discussants:James Cavallaro, Professor of Law, Stanford Law...

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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
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sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus