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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 Multimedia

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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...

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...

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.

Asia, Trump and Trade

March 2017

What are the repercussions of Donald Trump’s election for the Asia region?  As the United States draws inward and reshapes its foreign policy objectives, a definite shift is on the horizon, argued T.J. Pempel, Jack M.

China in South Asia's New Strategic Quadrangle

February 2017

“More than a China Story”: China, South Asia and Broader Asian ConnectivityEvan Feigenbaum, Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute, spoke about the changing security and economic landscape across Asia – a region that is becoming increasingly...

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

Abenomics in its Fifth Year

February 2017

Prepared for the workshop on "Japan's Economic and Security Policy in the Trump Era", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; February 3, 2017.

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why," with John Roosa on Feb.

Thailand's Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Thailand’s Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects," with Thitinan Pongsudhirak on Oct.

Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective," with Dan Slater on Feb.

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia," with Sudarno Sumarto on Dec.

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

Thailand's China Policy: Succumbing to Soft Power or Bending with the Wind?

November 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Thailand's China Policy: Succumbing to Soft Power or Bending with the Wind?" on Nov.

U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying out the Rebalance

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the seminar "U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying Out the Rebalance" on Oct. 18, 2016, with U.S.

U.S.-Vietnam Relations Today and Tomorrow

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program and U.S.-Asia Security Initiative seminar, "U.S.-Vietnam Relations Today and Tomorrow," on Sept. 30, 2016 with Ted Osius, U.S.

Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges," on Sept. 29, 2016 with Luhut B.

How Asia Works: Two Kinds of Economics and the Rise of a Divided Continent

May 2016

What are the ingredients for economic success?

At Stanford, Fu Ying discusses prospect of building US-China consensus

May 2016

 Geostrategic rivalry and economic interdependence coexist in uneasy balance between the United States and China.

Masahiko Aoki Memorial Conference

March 2016

Videos and transcripts from the four sessions at "Masahiko Aoki Memorial Conference," an event held in honor of the late Masahiko Aoki.

People

Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Hyun Seung Cho Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-18
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18
Thomas Fingar Fellow