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

Implementation of Basel III: Economic Impacts and Policy Challenges in the United States, Japan, and the European Union

December 2013

This paper discusses economic impacts and policy challenges related to implementing Basel III, the new international standard of banking regulation, in the United States, Japan, and the European...

Other Publications

Personnel Change or Personal Change? Rethinking Libya’s Political Isolation Law

March 2014

Nearly three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s revolution has stalled. Militias continue to run rampant as the government struggles to perform basic functions.

News

March 2008 Dispatch - A Short Honeymoon for South Korea's New President

March 2008

We are pleased to bring you the sixth dispatch of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

February 2008 Dispatch - How Autonomous Are China's Trade Unions?

February 2008

We are pleased to bring you the fifth dispatch of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

January 2008 Dispatch - South Korea's New President: An Opportunity for Closer Ties with the United States

January 2008

We are pleased to bring you the first dispatch of the new year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

Old Events

The Foxy Art of Herding Dragons: How Sly Asian Leaders Pulled off Politically Difficult Economic Reforms

May 6, 2008

Major economic reforms are often politically difficult.  They may cause pain to voters and provoke unrest.  They may be opposed by politicians whose time horizons are shortened by electoral cycles....

Research Presentations by Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows (session 1)

May 21, 2008

In this session of Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented: Soichi Yushina, "The Role of Intellectual Property in the...

Research Presentations by Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows (session 3)

May 30, 2008

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented: Mari Ichinomoto, "The Method for Attracting Semiconductor...