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.

Other Publications

Bolivarian Factions: Facebook takes down inauthentic assets

September 2020

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Political Retweet Rings and Compromised Accounts: A Twitter Influence Operation Linked to the Youth Wing of Turkey’s Ruling Party

June 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER On Thursday, June 11, Twitter announced the takedown of 7,340 accounts that tweeted about 37 million times.

Sockpuppets Spin COVID Yarns: An Analysis of PRC-Attributed June 2020 Twitter takedown

June 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER On June 11, 2020, Twitter announced the takedown of a collection of 23,750 accounts attributed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with technical indicators linking the...

News

Analysis of an October 2020 Facebook Takedown Linked to U.S. Political Consultancy Rally Forge

October 2020

An astroturfing operation involving fake accounts (some with AI-generated images) that left thousands of comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Clients included Turning Point Action and...

Events

The Billion Person Living Room: how encryption both imperils and protects civil society

November 16, 2020

This fourth workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will focus on civil society concerns in an encrypted world.

Fighting Election-Related Disinformation with the Election Integrity Partnership

July 30, 2020

     Join speakers from the newly formed Election Integrity Partnership, on Wednesday August 12th at 10 a.m.

Safety, Privacy and Internet Policy in Europe

November 22, 2019

This third workshop of the Stanford Internet Observatory's End-to-End Encryption series will be hosted at the European Parliament on policy tradeoffs around E2EE. More details to come.

People

ayca Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
woman smiling Samantha Bradshaw Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
photo kurzynski Maciej Kurzynski Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory, PhD Candidate, Chinese
Shelby Perkins headshot Shelby Perkins Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory