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

Regional Perspectives on Human Rights: The USSR and Russia, Part Two

October 2012

Since 1991, there have been two major phases in Russian history, corresponding roughly to the decades of the 1990s and the 2000s.  Under President Boris Yeltsin (1991-1999), Russia attempted a...

Regional Perspectives on Human Rights: The USSR and Russia, Part One

October 2012

The Soviet Union advocated a conception of human rights different from the notion of rights prevalent in the West.

Indigenous Policy Review in Brazil: Ideologies, Rights, and Perspectives

July 2012

This is an analysis of the evolution of political actions and legal instruments imposed on indigenous peoples in Brazil since pre-colonization in the fifteenth century.

News

Finding My Place in the RSP & the U.S.–Japan Relationship

August 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Kristine Pashin, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program, which will begin accepting student applications on September 6, 2021.

Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan: A Webinar by Professor Kiyoteru Tsutsui

January 2021

Tsutsui introduced the audience to three minority groups in Japan—the Ainu, resident Koreans (Zainichi), and the Burakumin—and illustrated how human rights have galvanized minority social movements...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Web-based Curriculum Toolkit

September 2020

“What Does It Mean to Be an American?” is a free educational web-based curriculum toolkit for high school and college students that examines what it means to be an American developed by the Mineta...

Events

SPICE Webinar: "Human Rights Day 2020: Teacher Workshop on Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan"

December 5, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/8oDHKdyhZO0   In recognition of Human Rights Day on December 10, SPICE is honored to feature Dr.

3rd Annual Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative Symposium

June 8, 2013

A day-long symposium to discuss, share, and learn about teaching human rights in a wide range of world areas, academic disciplines, and classroom settings.

Single Party Governance

March 6, 2012

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto explores distinctive aspects of Japan's political system, namely single-party rule.

Multimedia

From Cold War to Hot Peace

April 2021

Professor Michael McFaul discusses his book, "From Cold War to Hot Peace: A U.S. Ambassador in Putin's Russia," outlining the current state of U.S.–Russia relations and introducing three possible explanations for it.

Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

June 2020

Dr. Clayborne Carson is Professor of American History and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. In this video, Professor Carson not only discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Iranian Revolution

April 2020

In this video, Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the Iranian Revolution, noting the influence of Iran regionally and in the United States, the significance and impact of the Iranian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution’s causes and...

People

img 8514 Keikoh Ryu Advisory Committee Member, Stanford e-China Program, 2016–17 Visiting Scholar at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
ignacio ornelas rodriguez Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez Curriculum Consultant
naomi funahashi Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korea Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
Lamb Stefanie Stefanie Orrick Lamb Curriculum Consultant
rylan sekiguchi Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima
Maiko Tamagawa Bacha Maiko Tamagawa Bacha Instructor, Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan, Instructor, Stanford e-Kawasaki