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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.

Recent Events

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Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945

May 1, 2018

RSVP required: Click here to register.This is a book talk with Carter Eckert, the author of Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945Discussants:Barak Kushner: Reader in...

Government Purchases and Firm Growth: Evidence from South Korea's Public Procurement Market

May 1, 2018

Public procurement accounts for a substantial portion of the taxpayers' money: approximately 12% of GDP and 29% of government expenditure in OECD countries. Governments are expected to carry it out...

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

Taiwan’s Three Challenges Ahead: The Economy, Cross-Strait Relations, and Democracy

April 11, 2018

This event is closed.  Speaker Bio:The 12th and 13th President (2008-2016) of the Republic of China (Taiwan)                          Ma Ying-jeou was born in 1950 in Hong Kong, and emigrated in...

Game Changer?: Elimination of Term Limits and Xi Jinping's Power

April 10, 2018

Please note: RSVP's are full for this event.

Local Citizenship Regimes in China: Migration, Inclusion, and Economic Development

April 3, 2018

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL NOW RUN FROM 4:45-6:00 PM What explains variation in access to citizenship rights in China?

Hate Spin: Disinformation Campaigns and Identity Politics in Asia

March 27, 2018

Hate propaganda has been a feature of politics in India, Indonesia, and other Asian democracies long before the recent surge in interest in so-called “fake news” and intolerant populism in the West...

Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work

March 27, 2018

Modern-day markets do not arise spontaneously or evolve naturally. Rather they are crafted by individuals, firms, and most of all, by governments.

Does the Artificial Intelligence Help the Japanese Labor Markets?

March 22, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.  Since Frey and Osborne showed that 47%...

The U.S.-Indian Partnership: A Linchpin for Asian Peace and Prosperity

March 22, 2018

No longer "estranged democracies," relations between the United States and India have been on a steady upward trajectory in recent years, though at times have fallen short of the lofty expectations...

The AIIB After Two Years

March 22, 2018

For directions to the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, please click here.The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commenced operations on January 16, 2016.

Japan in the World: National Security Trajectories in Space Policy

March 22, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Japan is one of the world’s most...

Domo-Arigato Mr. Robot: Robots and Labor in Japan

March 16, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Through previously unexamined data from...

Return Migrants as Skilled Labor: The Case of Transnational Korean New Zealander Returnees

February 12, 2018

Transferring knowledge and skills through skilled labor has become a critical topic in contemporary migration studies.

History of U.S.-Japan Relations

February 9, 2018

Symposium on "History of US-Japan Relations"March 6, 2018Philippines Conference RoomShorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (Stanford University) Program9:00am     Registration and Breakfast 9...

Two Neighbors: India and China; an Indian Perspective

February 7, 2018

In this talk, Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Foreign Secretary, will address the current relationship between India and China in the light of her three-and-a-half decades of experience dealing...

Relapse Symptoms: the Rise of Authoritarianism in Thailand

February 6, 2018

After the Cold War, Thailand became a poster child of democratizing processes in Southeast Asia.

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"

January 22, 2018

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"February 8 - February 9, 2018Philippines Conference RoomSponsored by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Freeman...

Current status of startup finance in Japan

January 18, 2018

Confronting a declining population and increased aging, the government of Japan currently implements measures for Regional Revitalization (chiho sosei), a policy to vitalize local economies by...

Migration Policymaking in Japan: Does Citizenship Law Matter?

January 11, 2018

Japan is commonly regarded as a country that is closed against migrants. It does not allow their entries in a large size, granting restricted rights.

Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan

January 11, 2018

Japan grew explosively and consistently for more than a century, from the Meiji Restoration until the collapse of the economic bubble in the early 1990s.

Farmland and Fraud: Land Rents and Vote Buying in China’s Village Elections

January 9, 2018

While much of the existing literature examines vote buying in the context of party systems, including both competitive and hegemonic party systems, this talk, based on a study coauthored by...

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Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Kharis Templeman Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy & Security Project, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Ashton Seung Cho Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-18
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18