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 Other Publications

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The United States and China: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Shared Destiny

April 2015

In the third annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations, Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International...

“Critical Engagement”: British Policy toward the DPRK

April 2015

"'Critical Engagement': British Policy toward the DPRK" examines the United Kingdom's policy toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

North Korean Human Rights: A Long Journey with Little Progress

March 2015

"North Korean Human Rights: A Long Journey with Little Progress" examines human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) and the approaches that the European Union...

Thirteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

January 2015

The thirteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2013-2014

November 2014

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

September 2014

"Tailored Engagement" is a result of research and an earlier report by faculty members and researchers at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University.

Personnel Change or Personal Change? Rethinking Libya’s Political Isolation Law

March 2014

Nearly three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s revolution has stalled. Militias continue to run rampant as the government struggles to perform basic functions.

Japan-Korea Relations: Time for U.S. Intervention?

January 2014

Daniel Sneider writes that relations between South Korea and Japan have noticeably deteriorated in the past few months.

Tenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2013

The Tenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum was held at Stanford University on June 28, 2013. Established in 2006 by Stanford University’s Walter H.

Digital Media as a Catalyst for Political, Cultural, and Economic Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

December 2013

The digital information technology (IT) revolution currently underway is profoundly reshap- ing economic activity, influencing politics, and transforming societies around the world.

Thirty Years Connecting Asia with Stanford University

April 2013

Welcome to the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, a unique Stanford University institution focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary Asia.

Ninth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2012

The Ninth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum was held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on November 13, 2012, hosted by the Sejong Institute.

Eighth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2012

The eighth session of the Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum was held at Stanford University on June 1, 2012.

Seventh Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2012

The Sejong Institute of Korea hosted the seventh session of the Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on December 13, 2011.

Regional Efforts to Advance Democracy and Human Rights in Asia: APID, the PG20, and a Possible GGAIN

November 2012

In a November 2012 issue brief published by the ASAN Institute for Policy Studies, Donald K. Emmerson examines Asia-Pacific organizations working to promote democracy and human rights in Asia.

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis

November 2012

SummaryClimate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events-slowly at first, but then more quickly.

Sixth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2011

The sixth session of the Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum was held in the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University on June 8, 2011.

“New Beginnings” in the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Recommendations to the Obama Administration (October 2011)

October 2011

Stanford University’s Walter H.

How China views US nuclear policy

May 2011

Article Highlights Although Chinese academics and military officers praised some aspects of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, they continue to view US nuclear policy with suspicion.

The East Asian Community: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

November 2010

Although separated by the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, historical, economic, and political ties connect Asia, Oceania, and the United States. The Walter H.

''New Beginnings'' in the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Recommendations to the Obama Administration (released in 2010)

May 2010

Between 2009 and 2010, major new developments in and around the Korean Peninsula profoundly affected the context of U.S.-South Korean relations. The global economy, led by Northeast Asia, began...

''New Beginnings'' in the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Recommendations to the Obama Administration

March 2009

In these uncertain times, the new Obama administration has an important opportunity to transform our vitally important alliance with the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) into a broader and...

Unintended Consequences of Repression: Alliance Formation in South Korea's Democracy Movement (1970-1979)

December 2008

Unintended Consequences of Repression: Alliance Formationin South Korea’s Democracy Movement (1970-1979)Paul Y.

Asian Policy Challenges for the Next President

August 2008

In a few short months, a new U.S. administration will take office in Washington. It will inherit adecent hand to play in Asia. The region is not currently in crisis.