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.

Scholarly Publications

Other Publications

Chinese Grand Strategy

In Strategy in the Contemporary World, edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Jeannie L. Johnson, Oriana Skylar Mastro examines the evolution of Chinese grand strategy from Mao Zedong...

Is the War Danger in Korea Real?

August 2017

President Donald Trump's ominous threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea succeeded at least in garnering the attention of not only Kim Jong Un but the globe.

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

News

Predoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Tongtong Zhang Examines Channels for Public Deliberation in China

April 2022

Political Scientist and APARC Predoctoral Fellow Tongtong Zhang explores how the Chinese Communist Party maintains control through various forms of political communication.

Unpacking the Crisis in Xinjiang: James Millward on China's Assimilationist Policies and U.S.-China Engagement

March 2022

APARC Visiting Scholar James Millward discusses PRC ethnicity policy, China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang province, and the implications of the Xinjiang crisis...

APARC Invites 2022-23 Predoctoral Fellowship Applications

January 2022

Up to three fellowships are available to Stanford Ph.D. candidates. Submissions are due by April 15, 2022.

Old Events

Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations: 2021 Oksenberg Conference

May 6, 2021

Please note that the event end time has changed to 1 PM (PT) due to a last-minute schedule conflict for our speakers. This is a virtual event.

China’s Fifth Plenum Decision and its Implications for China-U.S. “Decoupling”

October 2, 2020

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When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

September 23, 2020

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Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
English

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
English

Biden’s America, Xi’s China: What’s Now & What’s Next?

The United States just experienced a historic election, electing Joseph R. Biden as its 46th president.
English

Multimedia

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

U.S. China Relations and the World

September 2020

Video of Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar's remarks, "China-U.S. Relations and the International System," from the 2020 Taihe Civilizations Forum on August 24, 2020. A transcript of Fingar's remarks is available here.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

People

Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC