Program on Democracy
The Program on Democracy examines the comparative dynamics of democratic functioning and change in the contemporary world, with a particular focus on the countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the post-communist world.
In a video address to Stanford University, ROC President Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan) outlined the steps his administration is taking to build stronger relations with China and relieve tensions in the East China Sea. An upwards of 200 participants filled the room at the April 15 event sponsored by Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Read more »
CDDRL, FSI Stanford Press Release
On April 15, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law will host a special event featuring the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou. Read more »
On May 25-26, the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) will hold its seventh annual conference for the Taiwan Democracy Project on, "How the Public Views Democracy and its Competitors in East Asia: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective” at Stanford University. The conference will bring together leading social scientists from Taiwan and other Asian countries to present and discuss papers analyzing the third wave of data from the Asian Barometer Survey. Read more »
Exploring the new, dynamic triangle among Taiwan, the U.S., and ChinaCDDRL, FSI Stanford News
CDDRL Director Larry Diamond engaged in a far-reaching conversation at FSI with Jason Yuan, Taiwan's Representative to the United States, about the dynamic relationship among Taiwan, the United States, and China. Finding fertile ground for debate, the two examined democracy in Taiwan, cross-strait relations, Taiwan's economy, and prospects for the development of democracy on the mainland.
In Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan, CDDRL's Democracy in Taiwan program marshals commentary from leading experts on what lessons, if any, Taiwan's experience of democratization might hold for China's future. The volume was co-edited by Larry Diamond and includes a chapter by Weitseng Chen, one of CDDRL's 2007-08 Hewlett Fellows.
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CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News
Larry Diamond has been appointed as a Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a renowned scholar of democratization, and prolific in both editorial and policy work, Diamond is an active member of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). He coordinates the Program on Democracy, which examines the comparative dynamics of democratic functioning and change in the contemporary world, with a particular focus on the countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the post-communist world. He has also established the offshoot program, Democracy in Taiwan, in 2006, and is a central participant in the Stanford Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development. Read more »
James C. F. Huang, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), addressed Stanford faculty, students, and Taiwan conference participants in a conversation with Larry Diamond on October 20. Huang and Diamond discussed Taiwan's relations with the U.S., the progress of democracy in Taiwan and China, and regional issues and tensions in light of the North Korea nuclear test. Read more »