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 Multimedia

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Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses China's Naval Capacity on the BBC World Service

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined the BBC World Service to discuss escalating Chinese naval might and its military modernization program. Dig deeper: learn about Mastro's research project, Deterrence and Defense across the Taiwan Strait.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses the Australia-UK-US Security Pact on the BBC Newshour

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined the BBC Newshour to discuss the significance of the Australia-United Kingdom-United States trilateral security pact.

The U.S. Pivots To Focus On Southeast Asia After The Fall Of Kabul

August 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is preparing to travel to Southeast Asia, where the reaction to the Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul is amazement, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson tells NPR's Southeast Asia Correspondent Julie...

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.

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Likely to Morph into Technology War, Says President of the U.S.-China Business Council

March 2019

 U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators remain engaged in intensive talks, although it is yet to be seen whether and when they can strike a final deal.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

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

Beneath the China Boom: Citizenship, Welfare, and the Making of a Rural Land Market

January 2018

Julia Chuang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boston College, spoke about her ethnographic study of China’s dual growth mechanism in her talk, “Beneath the China Boom: Citizenship, Welfare, and the Making of a Rural Land...

The Institutional Logic of Governance in China

January 2018

Xueguang Zhou, Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Sociology, and FSI Senior Fellow of Stanford University, kicked off the Stanford China Program's 2018 Winter Colloquia series, "An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of...

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.

China-DPRK Relations: From Ally to Albatross

June 2017

Presentation titled "China-DPRK Relations: From Ally to Albatross" delivered by Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar at the Korea Press Center in Seoul, South Korea, on June 28, 2017, part of the public seminar co-sponsored by Shorenstein APARC...

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China," on April 24, 2017, by Bei Lu, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales,...

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript from "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of violent anti...

China Program 10th Anniversary Conference: "China's Possible Futures"

May 2017

The China Program celebrated its 10th Anniversary from May 11-12, 2017, with a conference titled “China’s Possible Futures.” China’s growth and transformation over the past four decades have brought forth a wide array of new questions concerning...

2017 Oksenberg Lecture - Amb. Max Baucus on U.S.-China Relations: Avoiding the Trap

May 2017

Held annually, the Oksenberg Lecture honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938-2001) who served as both a leading scholar on China as well as a key member of the National Security Council when the U.S.

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

China's Involvement in Central Asia: Economic and Geopolitical Implications

March 2017

China in Central Asia: Economic and Strategic ImplicationsChina is now Central Asia’s largest trading partner, having surpassed Russia’s trading volume in 2010.

People

2011May20KohrmanMatthewWEB Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Portrait of Curtis J. Milhaupt Curtis J. Milhaupt Senior Fellow, by courtesy William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
scott rozelle new headshot Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship, Co-director, SCCEI
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC