Information Technology

Scholarly Publications

PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 2020

Democratic consolidation around the world currently faces major challenges.

The Road to Digital Unfreedom: The Threat of Postmodern Totalitarianism

December 2019

Once hailed as a great force for human empowerment and liberation, social media and related digital tools have rapidly come to be regarded as a major threat to democratic stability and human...

Other Publications

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

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

The wrong US response to Russia and China may trigger a “new Cold War.”

August 2019

If America frames its response to Russia and China as one of “civilizational struggle,” Diamond says, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will only get stronger. Listen and read here. 

Don’t Undermine Democratic Values in the Name of Democracy

December 2017

How NOT to regulate social media: "To say that digital technology has disrupted society is already a cliché.

Clinton launches CDDRL’s Global Digital Policy Incubator

October 2017

Video of Digital Technology, Diplomacy, and Democratic Values On Oct.

Events

Democracy and Activism after the Arab Spring: New Directions in Human Rights, Technology, and the Arts

May 6, 2021

We invite the CDDRL community to join the Leadership Network for Change for our first online event of the year, next Wednesday at 12 PM Pacific time.  Leadership Network for Change alumni Amira...

Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

May 3, 2021

REGISTER   Panel 1: Digital Activism Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9-10:30 am PT Opening Remarks: Marc Lynch, Eileen Donahoe, and Larry Diamond Moderator: Hesham Sallam Wafa Ben-Hassine: “The Hyper-Aware...

POSTPONED: The Ukrainian Nexus: Government, Technology, Creativity.

February 4, 2020

POSTPONED: Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Stanford CDDRL will be postponing The Ukrainian Nexus Conference until a later date.

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

Democracy Rebooted: The Future of Technology in Elections

September 2015

 Event Abstract:On September 24, Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in partnership with The Atlantic Counci presented a public address by President Toomas Ilves of Estonia on the future of technology in elections....

Design Thinking, Social Change and Governance Revolution in India

June 2015

ABSTRACTTamil Nadu is among the few states in India that provides basic public services such as schools, water, electricity, primary healthcare and transport almost universally.  These services function remarkably well, making a significant...

People

jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
sasha Sasha Jason Program Manager, CDDRL