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<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

Rumor as Resistance

November 1, 2012

AbstractAt the end of February 2012, the number of mobile subscribers topped 1 billion in China, an average of around four out of every five people, and this number never stops increasing.

Conceiving NATO as a democracy promoter: A Realist Foreign Policy Explanation

May 30, 2012

Abstract: NATO since the end of the Cold War has emphasized democracy as political rationale both in rhetoric and in action, not only with regards to enlargement and partnership policies but also,...

Democracy Against the Odds

May 3, 2012

Abstract:   A number of countries have emerged as stable (though minimalist) democracies despite low levels of modernization, lack of democratic neighboring countries and other factors consistently...

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

February 11, 2010

This talk provides an overview of deliberative democracy projects conducted by the Center for Deliberative Democracy and its partners in China, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland...

Russia's Negative Influence on Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space

November 12, 2009

Jakob Tolstrup is a CDDRL visiting scholar from August-December 2009 and will be doing research on his dissertation External Actors and Democratization: Russia and the EU Competing for Influence in...

Institutions vs. Policies: A Tale of Two Islands

January 13, 2009

Peter Henry's research on emerging markets provides fundamental insights about the impact of economic reform on the lives of people in developing countries.

Civil Liberty in Post-Communist Countries: Developments and Causes

May 10, 2006

The working title of his PHD project is Democracy besides Elections: An Exploration into the Development and Causes of Respect for Civil Liberties in Latin American and Post-Communist Countries....

Experimenting With Deliberative Democracy: An Overview

November 16, 2005

James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science.


James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Laura Jakli Predoctoral Fellow, CDDRL, Predoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet