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Scholarly Publications

Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War

December 2003

Russia, once seen as America's greatest adversary, is now viewed by the United States as a potential partner.

Workshop on Regime Transitions from Communist Rule in Comparative Perspective

December 2003

On 15-16 November 2002, the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University sponsored a workshop in Stanford, CA on "Regime...

Sovereign Democracy and Shrinking Political Space

April 2006

Several years ago, Kremlin public relations specialists coined the term "managed democracy" to describe the unique features of Russia's evolving political system.

Other Publications

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Change the Focus on Iraq

September 2002

PALO ALTO, CALIF.A year ago, a group of terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt attacked the United States using box cutters as their weapons and citing extremist versions of Islamic fundamentalism...

News

How Web 2.0 drives political change in the Arab world and beyond

March 2011

On February 24, the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted a conference entitled Blogs and Bullets: Social Media and the...

Barbara van Schewick on the FCC's 'open internet' proceeding and implications for political speech

February 2010

Barbara van Schewick, Assistant Professor at the Stanford Law School, introduced the current debate about net neutrality and explored the implications for diversity and freedom of expression online...

Diamond sketches way out of Iraq

April 2008

The truth is, we remain trapped in an awful quagmire, writes Larry Diamond in the Huffington Post and FSI In The World, a new faculty blog for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies...

Events

Accessing Venture Capital in India

June 1, 1999

A one-day conference organized by Shorenstein APARC brought together 110 distinguished participants from India, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

Taiwan's Silicon Valley: The Evolution of Hsinchu Industrial Park

January 11, 2000

When Taiwan's government launched Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park Project in 1979, the objectives were three fold: to revitalize the country's economic growth, to establish its indigenous...

Projects

Program on Liberation Technology

The Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to understand how information technology can be used to improve governance, empower...
English

Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones

India’s right to information movement had tremendous success in making strategic use of transparency for securing government accountability.
English

Empowering Women Leaders

Sweeping reforms of Indian government institutions created space for women’s political inclusion at an unprecedented scale.
English

Multimedia

Technology in the US Presidential Elections

February 2013

Static websites, mailing lists and blogs propelled Howard Dean to the chair of the DNC in 2005.

Managing Collective Intelligence in Open Journalism

October 2014

AbstractIn her talk, Aitamurto focuses on the idea that large crowds of people can be more knowledgeable than a single expert.

People

Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor, CDDRL