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Scholarly Publications

Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

June 2012

This book originated in a conference on "Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes" held at Stanford University in Oct.

Liberation Technology

January 1900

(excerpt) In March 2003, police in Guangzhou (Canton), China, stopped 27-year- old Sun Zhigang and demanded to see his temporary living permit and identification.

Other Publications

Conference Report: Coalition Against Corruption [Jan. 2014]

January 2015

CoCo 2014 was the inaugural edition of the Coalition against Corruption (CoCo) conference co-hosted by The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, Janaagraha...

Crowdsourcing for Democracy: New Era in Policy-Making

December 2012

By drawing on several cases around the world, this book illuminates the role of crowdsourcing in policy-making.

News

Technology, accountability and democracy in South Asia and beyond

September 2013

A call for papers has been issued for a conference on the intersection between technology, accountability and democracy will be organized in Mumbai, India in Jan 2014.

Liberation technology seminar series debuts on Sept 26

September 2013

The Liberation technology seminar series starts on Sept 26 and will take place every Thursday until Dec 5 (except Nov 28). For further details, read on.

Seize the Day, Seize the Data: Tech-Enabled Moments of Opportunity in Closed Societies

July 2013

The abrupt fall of an authoritarian regime often surprises the world with apparent suddenness.  Given the right moment of opportunity, skillfully applied pressure can prove a thuggish regime...

Events

New Alliances in Cybersecurity, Human Rights and Internet Governance

February 17, 2016

On Wednesday, February 24, CDDRL, in partnership with the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), hosted...Posted by Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law ...

The potential and challenges of customer feedback in the public sector

January 29, 2016

AbstractThis talk will present the Pakistan Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program (CFMP), which, leveraging the ubiquitous presence of ordinary cell phones, aims to fight petty corruption, improve...

Turning the Virtual Tables: Government Strategies for Addressing Online Opposition with an Application to Russia

December 4, 2015

Abstract:Joshua Tucker and his colleagues have introduced a novel classification of strategies employed by autocrats to combat hostile activity on the web and in social media in particular.

Projects

Online course on technology for accountability launches in English and Arabic

The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free...
English

Empowering Women Leaders

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

The Deliberative Poll at the Internet Governance Forum 2015

The Deliberative Poll at the Internet Governance Forum 2015 (DP@IGF2015) project is a joint initiative between CDDRL's Program on Liberation Technology and the Center for Deliberative Democracy.
English

Multimedia

ICTs and Democratization: What Works & Why?

November 2014

AbstractIn this seminar Mr. Price discusses findings from his recent report “Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study”.

Information and Liberation

November 2014

AbstractIn this talk Duguid explores why it is tempting to champion information technologies in the cause of liberation, yet why it may also be problematic.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science