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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APARC Says Farewell to 2017-2018 Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows

June 2018

  On May 24, Shorenstein APARC hosted the final three research presentations by this year’s Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows.

Corporate Affiliates Program welcomes 2015-16 fellows

September 2015

As the new academic year gets underway, the Walter H.

A day in the life of a Corporate Affiliates visiting fellow

July 2012

Since 2005, Denise Masumoto has managed Shorenstein APARC's Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellows Program.

Katsunori Hirano envisions a sustainable future

January 2012

South of Mount Fuji, along Japan’s central eastern coast, sits Shizuoka Prefecture.

Corporate Affiliates alumnus' research in China's energy sector

January 2012

China possesses vast coal reserves, and coal accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy consumption -- 3 billion tons per year.

A Facebook approach to work

November 2011

Stepping into Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, a first-time visitor might wonder how the company's employees ever accomplish anything.

An interview with Yuichi Moronaga

November 2010

Understanding the emotional connection that people have to products inspires the innovative research and work of current Corporate Affiliates Program Fellow Yuichi Moronaga, who worked for Japan’s...

Defining success through positive development

September 2010

When Makoto Takeuchi came to the Walter H.

April 2010 Dispatch - Breaking the News to North Koreans

April 2010

North Korea is usually described as the "most isolated country on earth," its people effectively cut off from the outside world.

March 2010 Dispatch - The Politics of Pornography: Islamic Governance in Democratic Indonesia

March 2010

Despite the recent Islamic revival that has dramatically increased public expressions of piety, Islamic political parties have failed to gain any significant electoral traction in Indonesia.

February 2010 Dispatch - Strict Liability for Medical Injuries? The Impact of Increasing Malpractice Liability on Obstetrician Behavior in Taiwan

February 2010

We are pleased to bring you this month's dispatch in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece, "Strict Liability for Medical Injuries?

November 2009 Dispatch - Forced Labor Redress in Japan and the United States

November 2009

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

October 2009 Dispatch - The DPJ and New Asianism

October 2009

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

April 2009 Dispatch - Late Democratizers? Authoritarian Developmentalism and Political Change in Pacific Asia

April 2009

We are pleased to bring you the fourth dispatch of the new year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece, "Late Democratizers?

January 2009 Dispatch - Are Global Protest Movements Becoming Regionalized? The Case Study of the 2008 G8 Summit

January 2009

We are pleased to bring you this month's dispatch in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece "Are Global Protest Movements Becoming Regionalized?

December 2008 Dispatch - Democracy and Decentralization in Indonesia: Ten Years after Suharto

December 2008

We are pleased to bring you this month's dispatch in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

June 2008 Dispatch - Is Japan Creating a New Entrepreneurial Environment?

June 2008

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

April 2008 Dispatch - Occupational Goals in Japan: Short-term versus Lifetime Employment

April 2008

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

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.

December 2007 Dispatch - International Organizations and East Asia

January 2008

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

November 2007 Dispatch - Political Uncertainty Comes to Japan

November 2007

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

Center's corporate affiliates program gain valuable volunteer experience

November 2007

Volunteers from Shorenstein APARC's Corporate Affiliates program provided assistance to the local non-profit Bring Me A Book while gaining valuable experience in volunteer work.