International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Recent Publications

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Humanitarian Intervention and Relation Sovereignty

December 2006

Just war theory is the traditional approach taken to questions of the morality of war, but war today is far from traditional.

Science, Technology, and Modernity

December 2007

This first volume of the Cambridge History of Russia covers the period from early ('Kievan') Rus' to the start of Peter the Great's reign in 1689.

Just War and the International Fight Against Terrorism: Is it war?

December 2006

Just war theory is the traditional approach taken to questions of the morality of war, but war today is far from traditional.

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

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

Societal Determinants of National and European Identities: 1995 and 2003 in comparison

December 2008

For many centuries, Europe had been a battleground.

Interrogating Democracy in World Politics

May 2011

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

Design of Semantic Information Systems using a Model-based Approach

December 2009

The use of social and semantic technologies in business demands an optimal balance between business requirements and technological opportunities.

Proliferation of International Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: The Threat of Fragmentation vs. the Promise of a More Effective System? - Some Reflections from the Perspective of Investment Arbitration

December 2008

(From the introduction) For more than a decade, international lawyers and international relations scholars have been fascinated by an ever-increasing number of international courts and tribunals....

Ethnic Europe: Mobility, Identity, and Conflict in a Globalized World

December 2010

Ethnic Europe examines the increasingly complex ethnic challenges facing the expanding European Union.

Biotechnological Inventions – A Comparison between the Patent Systems of Europe and the United States

December 2010

Reaching everything from medicine to the food industry, biotechnology’s impact on society has become a major economic factor and is ever-increasing.

Comparative Analysis of Online Distribution of Software in the United States and Europe: Piracy or Freedom of First Use?

December 2010

This paper provides an understanding of the current copyright laws regarding software licensing in the United States and Europe. The concept of copyright under both the U.S.

Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Economic Crisis

February 2011

For over 2,000 years, banks have served to facilitate the exchange of money and to provide a variety of economic and financial services.

Worldview and Politics in Today's United States: Barack Obama and the "New Cultural War" for Leadership of Anglo-American Global Power

July 2010

This article provides an analysis of the current relationship between Politics, Culture and Worldviews in the USA under Barack Obama.

Culture, Sustainability and Medicine in the 21st Century. Re-Grounding the Focus of Medicine Amidst the Current "Global Systemic Shift“ and the Forces of the Market: Elements for a Contemporary Social Philosophy of Medicine

December 2010

This article analyzes the role and the status of medicine within the “post-modern” culture(s) of the West.

Pain Medicine, Biotechnology and Market Effects: Tools, Tekne, and Moral Responsibility

December 2010

Despite advances in neurotechnology, pain remains a subjective experience that cannot be identified solely through objective means.

The Swiss Miracle? Beyond Chocolate, Cheese, and Banking

April 2013

Europe Cannot Remain What it is. Europe's Crisis and the Perspectives

March 2013

The Future of the (Self-)Image of the Human Being in the Age of Transhumanism, Neurotechnology and Global Transition

December 2010

In the present moment of cultural and political transition, one question seems to become the center of most other societal and civilizational questions: will the basic self-perception of the human...

The Shifting Architectonics of Pain Medicine: Toward Ethical Realignment of Scientific, Medical and Market Values for the Emerging Global Community. Groundwork for Policy

December 2011

Following the Second Industrial Revolution, Western medicine has become an interwoven enterprise of humanitarian and technologic values.

15 Years of Privatization of Italian Cultural Heritage

December 2011

This two-fold paper discusses 15 years of privatization of Italian cultural and architectural heritage between 1996 and 2010.

Agricultural Trade Disputes in the WTO

December 2009

Agricultural trade has generated more than its share of disputes in the past fifty years.

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...

The Outer and the Inner Transformation of the Global Social Sphere through Technology: The State of Two Fields in Transition

December 2011

Transitions in technology are shaping, defining and establishing the future of the globalized social sphere with increasing pace and impact.

Unterwegs zu einem zeitgemäßen Verständnis des globalen sozialen Wandels

December 2011

This article sketches the outlines of a contemporary inter- and transdisciplinary methodology to understand the current global change.

People

Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018