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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. Looking more broadly at these issues, FSI’s Governance Project works on measuring the quality of governance and assessing a country’s ability to deliver public services.

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. One project explores how authoritarian and democratic regimes can encourage or suppress economic development. Meanwhile, the European Governance project looks at governance issues on a single continent.

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.

Scholarly Publications

Accessing Venture Capital in India

October 1999

A one-day conference organized by Shorenstein APARC brought together 110 distinguished participants from India, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

Advancing Intellectual Property Rights: Information Technologies and the Course of Economic Development in China

March 1998

Reprint from NBR Analysis volume 7, number 4.

Against Us or with Us? The Chinese Perspective of America's Alliances with Japan and Korea

May 1998

China’s attitude toward the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea alliances, particularly the former, has drawn a lot of attention in the post–Cold War era.

Other Publications

Addressing the North Korea Nuclear Challenge

April 2003

North Korea's renewed bid for nuclear weapons poses an urgent, serious foreign policy challenge to the United States.

Getting Results in China: How China's Tech Executives Are Molding a New Generation of Leaders

November 2006

This project report is based on extensive interviews with top leaders in China's high tech industries, such as semiconductor design, e-commerce, mobile value-added services and telecommunications....

After Accession to the WTO: Corn Trade Within China and Between China and the Rest of the World

July 2003

On the eve of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the aid of border policies, China was the second largest corn exporter in the world.

News

National Commission on U.S.-Indonesian Relations Recommends Five-year U.S. Program Worth $1 billion

October 2003

APARC, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), and the U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO) on October 16 released a report from the National Commission on U.S.-Indonesian Relations that assesses...

Interview with Rafiq Dossani in Silicon Valley Biz Ink

September 2003

Silicon Valley BizInk spoke to APARC Senior Research Scholar %people1% about his current hot-button work on the offshoring of business practices (BPO) to India.

Donald Emmerson comments on the 9th ASEAN summit in Bali

September 2003

APARC Professor %people1% was interviewed about the 9th ASEAN summit in Bali.

Events

Security and Economic Concerns in South Asia

January 28, 1999

The talk will highlight the economic and social development of India and Pakistan and how this has been affected by the high level of military expenditures.

The New Korea: Crisis Springs Opportunity

February 19, 1999

Professor Root's research project on Korea's prospects concludes that Korea can not be secure against future economic crisis without structural reform of finance, enterprise, and labor markets....

Projects

Divided Memories and Reconciliation

There are two obstacles to understanding how historical memory about the wartime period has been formed in Northeast Asia.
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South Asia Initiative

Launched in 1999, the South Asia Initiative seeks to promote South Asian studies across Stanford University, to conduct policy-relevant research, and to convene conferences on topics related to the...
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Southeast Asia Program

The Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) supports an array of projects related to this dynamic part of the world, and is an important component of Stanford's burgeoning Asian studies program.
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Multimedia

China in the World: A View from Beijing - 2006 Shorenstein Journalism Award Lecture

February 2006

This annual award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000, honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way that work has helped American readers to understand the complexities of Asia.

The United States and China: A President's Perspective

May 2002

As 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter's significant foreign-policy accomplishments included the Panama Canal treaties; the strategic arms limitation treaty (SALT II) signed with Soviet president Leonid Brezhnev; the Camp David...

Death of the Foreign Correspondent: An Exaggerated Demise? - 2008 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion

February 2008

At a time when newspapers and the news media in general are under growing pressure to cut costs, foreign correspondents are once again viewed by some as an unaffordable luxury.

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Hyun Seung Cho Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-18
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18
Hiroto Akai Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Ministry of Finance - Japan