Marietje Schaake of CPC named in POLITICO’s annual ranking of the 28 power players behind Europe’s tech revolution.

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.

Scholarly Publications

The Virus and the Vote: Administering the 2020 Election in a Pandemic

A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

Making the Internet Safe for Democracy

Journal of Democracy from Volume 32, Number 2, April 2021 | Johns Hopkins University Press

Other Publications

Reversing the Tide: Towards a New US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

Report of the Task Force on US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

How to Save Democracy From Technology

November 2020

Full article appears in the January/February 2021 issue of Foreign Affairs Among the many transformations taking place in the U.S.

News

Marietje Schaake Included in POLITICO’s Tech 28: Class of 2021

July 2021

POLITICO’s annual ranking of the 28 power players behind Europe’s tech revolution includes the Cyber Policy Center's Marietje Schaake. The list is divided into three categories — rulemakers,...

The Virus and the Vote: Administering the 2020 Election in a Pandemic

July 2021

A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

Can Congress Mandate Meaningful Transparency for Tech Platforms

June 2021

When it comes to mitigating online harms, the U.S. Congress is at least united on one point: There is a need for greater transparency from tech companies.

Events

Assessing National Digital Identity Systems: The Risks And Rewards

June 14, 2021

With the rise of national digital identity systems (Digital ID) across the world, there is a growing need to examine their impact on human rights.

Strengthening Democracies In The Digital Age

June 14, 2021

Technological cooperation is one of the key topics of the transatlantic agenda. The capacity of nations to innovate and to regulate will define impact their future relevancy.

The Trump Takedown: An Online Discussion With Members of the Facebook Oversight Board

May 4, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board will release its decision concerning the takedown of President Donald Trump's account this Wednesday.

People

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Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
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