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 News

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Shorenstein APARC Names 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellows

February 2019

Shorenstein APARC is pleased to announce the selection of two scholars as postdoctoral fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.

Video: Karen Eggleston on the Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance and Richard Zeckhauser’s Impact on Health Policy

December 2018

People who are acquainted with the work of Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) may be aware of the Innovation for Healthy Aging collaborative research project led by APARC Deputy...

Call for applications: 2018-19 Postdoctoral fellowship in contemporary Asia

September 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford is now accepting applications for the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia, an opportunity made available to two...

China faces its future of urbanization

May 2017

China’s growth in cities has been unprecedented over the past decade, and the urbanization policies the government put in place, while achieving notable successes, continue to face systemic...

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Shorenstein APARC selects two postdoctoral fellows for 2017-18 academic year

February 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic...

Shorenstein APARC releases annual Center Overview for 2015-16

November 2016

As 2017 approaches, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center documents highlights from the 2015-16 academic year.

Call for applications: Postdoctoral fellowship in contemporary Asia

September 2016

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford is now accepting applications for the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia, an opportunity made available to two...

FSI scholars visit US Pacific Command Headquarters

February 2016

Seventeen faculty members and researchers from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies were hosted at U.S.

In Myanmar, doctors protest "militarization" of healthcare

August 2015

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff in Myanmar are wearing black ribbons to protest the appointments of military personnel in the Ministry of Health.“The Black Ribbon Movement Myanmar 2015,”...

At Stanford, UN leader calls for global action

June 2015

The United Nations has thus far fulfilled its charter to prevent a third world war, but with 60 million refugees, continued bloodshed with unresolved civil conflicts and terrorism spreading like...

Exploring China's formidable cigarette industry

March 2012

How has the cigarette become so integrated into the fabric of everyday life across the People's Republic of China? To get to the heart of this question, a diverse group of experts met Mar.

Cambodia's successful battle against HIV/AIDS

November 2011

When Siyan Yi was a medical student in Cambodia 12 years ago, he volunteered with a collaborative government-NGO project to provide young women at high risk for HIV/AIDS -- the victims of sexual...

Innovative student research focusing on the Asia-Pacific region

May 2011

As an undergraduate student majoring in East Asian studies, Crystal Zheng spent two summers conducting extensive HIV/AIDS-related field research in China's Yunnan province and Shenzhen special...

New Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

March 2011

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

Health reform spans the Pacific

April 2010

When searching for insights about how other countries deal with similar challenges, Americans often look to Europe and Canada. Rarer is the comparison to counterparts across the Pacific.

The Social Determinants of Health: Application to Developed and Developing Asia

November 2009

Global health disparities were the topic of a special event November 11th co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Center for Health...

China Radio International interviews AHPP program director about China's health reforms

August 2009

China Radio International interviewed Karen Eggleston, Asia Health Policy Program Director, about China's health care reform for the radio program "People in the Know."

"The Role of the Private Sector in Health" symposium held in Beijing

July 2009

"The Role of the Private Sector in Health" was the topic of a full day symposium held July 11th at the Beijing International Convention Center.

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Portrait of Karen Eggleston Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program