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

Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China's Future

May 2020

Explore our series of multimedia interviews and Q&As with the contributors to this volume:  China Faces Tough Decisions and Stronger Headwinds China’s Incentives to Work Within the U.S.-led...

China’s Challenges: Now It Gets Much Harder

March 2020

The easy phases of China’s quest for wealth and power are over. After forty years, every one of a set of favorable conditions has diminished or vanished, and China’s future, neither inevitable nor...

Potential for Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

June 2019

Promotion of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) into Japan has been an important policy in the Abenomics growth strategy.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2019-20

December 2020

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for the academic year 2019-20 is now available.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

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

Free Nations Must Speak for Australia

December 2020

The Biden administration needs to rethink the entire nature of alliances for an era of heavy-handed economic diplomacy from Beijing writes Oriana Skylar Mastro and Zack Cooper in an op-ed for the...

Nominations Open for 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2020

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...

Events

Is Korean Democracy in Crisis?

October 12, 2020

In recent years, we have witnessed a worldwide trend of "democratic depression" in both young and established democracies, where the backsliding from democracy is facilitated by various forces such...

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

October 2, 2020

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Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Changing Asia-Pacific

September 30, 2020

This event is being held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

Projects

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
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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.
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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...
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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

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Photo of Anna Zhang Anna Ruxi Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
Portrait of Nhu Truong Nhu Truong Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
default people 100x120 Shan Huang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2020-21
default people 100x120 Heng Hu Visiting Scholar at APARC
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