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Elections

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.

News

Ken Banks on empowering grassroots movements using mobile technology

November 2009

Ken Banks, the founder of kiwanja.net, spoke about the importance of technology solutions that meet the needs of those working in the developing world and his own work in this area through...

Patrick Meier: impact of technology access on protest frequency in authoritarian regimes

November 2009

Patrick Meier, a PhD Candidate at Fletcher School, Tufts University introduced his research to investigate the relationship between increased availability of ICTs and

Ethan Zuckerman on blogs and twitter enabling global attention for 'citizen media'

January 2010

Global Voices was inspired by an incident in 2004, when a friend reading an uninspiring New York Times article about Cameroon's elections posed the question: is there anyone in Cameroon blogging...

Events

Mobile Technology: Empowering the Grassroots

November 6, 2009

AbstractDespite the promise, the majority of mobile technology solutions are only meeting the needs of a small percentage of organisations who could benefit from them.

FrontlineSMS:Medic - Democratizing mHealth for the Developing World on Their Terms Not Ours

October 1, 2009

FrontlineSMS:Medic is a Palo Alto based tech nonprofit startup that began in early 2009 with several Stanford undergraduates and graduate students at the helm.

The Impact of Technology Access on Protest Frequency in Authoritarian Regimes

November 20, 2009

Patrick Meier will be presenting the preliminary results of his dissertation research that draws on a nested analysis approach.

Projects

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

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.