Innovation

Scholarly Publications

The Quality of Democracy

September 2004

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...

Quantifying Creative Destruction: Entrepreneurship and Productivity in New Zealand

September 2004

Creative destruction "revolutionises the economic structure from within," Joseph Schumpeter famously said, "incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one." Innovation in...

Foreword to "Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria"

December 2001

Nigeria is Africa's most populous country; its citizens are perhaps the best educated on the continent. It is the world's sixth-largest producer of oil.

Other Publications

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.

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

April 2014

Ongoing upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia since the 2011 revolutions indicates high levels of dissatisfaction with the political order, and expresses a deep desire for a drastic remodeling of the...

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...

News

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Jojarth proposes conditional distribution of oil revenues scheme for petrostates like Kazakhstan

July 2008

In Caspian oil giant Kazakhstan there are two types of cranes--the idle ones and the busy ones, writes Christine Jojarth in FSI In The World, a new faculty blog for the Freeman Spogli Institute....

Program on Global Justice: Just supply chains, liberation technology, and human rights

September 2008

One of Stanford's many remarkable attractions is the Rodin sculpture garden. And perhaps the most extraordinary Rodin sculpture is his Gates of Hell, inspired by Dante's Inferno.

Events

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...

Regional Advantage: The Non-Silicon Valley Way

February 6, 2003

This seminar is part 1 of SPRIE's 5-part series on "Greater China: Entrepreneurial Leaders."For a long time, researchers have asked whether the success of Silicon Valley can be replicated elsewhere...

Opportunities and Challenges in China: VC Perspectives

February 20, 2003

This seminar is part 2 of SPRIE's 5-part series on "Greater China: Entrepreneurial Leaders."From a venture capital investor's perspective, what are the key opportunities and challenges of doing...

Projects

Quality of Democracy Project

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...
English

Safadi-Stanford Initiative for Policy Innovation

Purpose of SSIPI The Safadi-Stanford Initiative for Policy Innovation (SSIPI) initiative is a partnership between the Safadi Foundation USA and the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford...
English

Multimedia

Digital Destitution: A Mechanism of and for Inequality

October 2014

AbstractIn this talk, Blanca Gordo argues that the use of technology has become a requirement for day-to-day functions such as applying for jobs, transactions with the bureaucracy or even getting a bus ticket in regions that are technologically...

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

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL