Information Technology

Scholarly Publications

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.

Is There Such A Thing As A "Direct" Cash Transfer? [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorsVivek Srinivasan, Program Manager, Program on Liberation Technology, CDDRL, Stanford UniversityRajendran Narayanan, Cornell UniversitySai Chand Chintala, Society for Social Audit,...

Governance Innovation for a Connected World: Protecting Free Expression, Diversity and Civic Engagement in the Global Digital Ecosystem

November 2018

The emergence of a global digital ecosystem has been a boon for global communication and the democratization of the means of distributing information.

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...

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.

News

Democracy 2.0 - An Upgrade?

March 2009

Has the Internet democratized American politics? Did the Internet phenomenon Democracy 2.0 elect Barack Obama?

Joshua Cohen's Program on Global Justice joins Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

April 2009

The Program on Global Justice, which explores issues at the intersection of political norms and global political-economic realities, has joined CDDRL, Center Director Larry Diamond announced.

Google.org's Megan Smith: 'liberation through interconnection'

January 2010

Megan Smith,Vice President, New Business Development and General Manager, Google.org., argued that greater interconnectedness achieved by information technology is a major liberating force in the...

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...

High Tech Investment Migrations

May 15, 2003

Following the successful migration of semiconductor foundries business to Taiwan, IC design houses are now flowing to Asia.

Projects

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

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

Empowering Women Leaders

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

jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
metzger headshot Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
okail cropped Nancy Okail Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
sasha Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL