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 Events

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National Oil Companies and the World Oil Market: Should We Be Worried?

February 7, 2012

State-owned oil and natural gas companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Petróleos de Venezuela and China National Petroleum Corp., own 73 percent of the world's oil reserves and 68 percent of its natural...

Chatham House: National Oil Companies and the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry

December 12, 2011

This event marks the UK release of a new book, Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply (CUP), from the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford...

California's Carbon Policy –2011 Silicon Valley Energy Summit

June 24, 2011

Richard Morse joined Michael Gibbs of the Cal EPA and Larry Goulder and Jim Sweeny of Stanford to discuss key issues in California’s carbon market and remaining challenges at the 2011 Silicon...

Addressing the 'Coal Renaissance' in a Post-Kyoto World

June 13, 2011

On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

Energy Working Group Talk: State Choices in Hydrocarbon Administration

March 25, 2010

Associate Director Mark Thurber discussed two related threads of PESD research on "State Choices in Hydrocarbon Administration."

2010 MIIS International Trade and Investment Conference: Opportunities and Strategies in Emerging Economies

March 12, 2010

PESD researcher Richard K. Morse to speak on the "Carbon Markets: Developing Countries & the Next Clean Development Mechanism" panel.

International Studies Association 51st annual convention, "Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners

February 17, 2010

PESD Assistant Director Mark Thurber will be presenting a paper on oil governance at the International Studies Association 51st annual convention, "Theory vs.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Creating a Framework for U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate and Energy

July 22, 2009

PESD researcher Gang He will be participating in the upcoming high-level roundtable on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Creating a Framework for U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate and Energy.

PESD Annual Meeting

October 29, 2008

» Annual Meeting 2008 Materials (password protected) PESD's 2008 Annual Review Meeting, Reconciling Coal and Energy Security, will be held October 29-30, 2008 at Stanford University.

PESD Annual Review Meeting

November 13, 2007

The PESD's 2007 Annual Review Meeting, which will be held November 13-14, 2007 at Stanford University, provides the opportunity to take a look at major issues in the world's energy system, as well...

Natural Gas and Energy Futures of India and China

June 4, 2007

The Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) is concluding a major study aimed at understanding the future role for natural gas in the rapidly growing economies of China and...

Workshop on Power Market Reforms and Global Climate Change

January 27, 2005

This meeting will focus on the intersection of two crucial challenges for the organization of energy infrastructures in the developing world.

The Commitment Problem and Governance: Insights from Natural Gas Export Projects

November 3, 2004

David Victor and Mark Hayes, of the SIIS Center on Environmental Science and Policy (CESP) will speak on their research into the problems associated with governing in countries with high levels of...

State-Level Electricity Reforms: Impacts on Technology, Institutions and Environment

April 7, 2003

Inaugural workshop of the joint IIM/A-Stanford study on electricity sector reforms in India.

People

Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
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