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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. 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.

Other Publications

Civil Wars, Intrastate Violence, and International Responses

March 2019

From October 22–23, 2018, the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) at Stanford University, in conjunction with the Institute for China-U.S.

Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America

December 2018

On November 1-2, 2018, the two-day conference "Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America" was convened by Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program to examine the...

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2017-18

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2017-18 is now available.Download it for information on the wide variety of Center research from the the past academic year, Shorenstein APARC...

News

Philippines Investigative Journalist and Press Freedom Beacon Maria Ressa Wins 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award

May 2019

STANFORD, CA, May 21, 2019 — Stanford University’s Walter H.

Audio: Tariffs Expand for Goods Going Between the United States and China

May 2019

Does the current trade-talk stalemate between the U.S. and China portend a larger confrontation?

On the Centennial of the March First Independence Movement of Korea

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea.

Events

Left-Wing Authoritarianism: The Marxists and the Machiavellians

May 14, 2019

This presentation distinguishes left-wing authoritarianism from right-wing authoritarianism, and further disaggregates left-wing authoritarian regimes into Marxist and Machiavellian subtypes.

Emotional Labor and the Power of International Bureaucrats: The ASEAN Secretariat in Comparative Perspective

April 30, 2019

Bureaucrats become powerful when they stage emotionally calibrated performances as “servants” before state principals, earn their trust, and carve out space for action through “whispering,” ...

Projects

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
English

South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of Governance in China

China has undergone historic economic, social and cultural transformations since its Opening and Reform.
English

Multimedia

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

March 2019

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

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers

July 2017

Video from the Richard Nixon Foundation panel discussion, "U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers," on July 27, 2017 with Karl Eikenberry, Thomas Fingar, David Holloway and Kathryn Stoner.

People

Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Takeo Hoshi Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor by courtesy, Finance
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Phillip Lipscy Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Karen Eggleston Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology