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October 20th, 2011

Srinivasan speaks to using social media to create connections

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

Ramesh Srinivasan, assistant professor at UCLA in design and media/information studies, delivered the Oct. 20 Liberation Technology seminar. +VIDEO+ Video available
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September 24th, 2009

New books released by CDDRL faculty

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Seven new books have been released by CDDRL affiliated faculty members Joshua Cohen, James Fishkin, Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Joshua Teitelbaum, and Jeremy Weinstein. Read more »



November 18th, 2008

A Foreign Policy Quiz

CISAC in the news: San Francisco Chronicle on November 16, 2008

A quiz by visiting assistant professor Alex Montgomery that tests readers' knowledge about foreign policy. Read more »



September 22nd, 2008

Stemming the democratic recession

FSI Stanford, CDDRL Op-ed: Encina Columns Summer '08

If the big global story of the 1980s and 1990s was the remarkable expansion of democracy, the bad news of this decade is that democracy is slipping into recession. In the two decades following the Portuguese revolution in 1974, the number of democracies tripled (from 40 to 120) and the percentage of the world's states that are at least electoral democracies more than doubled (to about 60 percent). Since the late 1990s however, there has been little if any net progress in democracy. Read more »



August 1st, 2007

Democracy Assistance: Scholars Look at New Ways to Evaluate Programs on the Ground

FSI Stanford, CDDRL News

What are the preconditions for democracy? National identity? Economic wealth? Relative economic equality? How does an unstable, illiberal democracy become a well-functioning, stable one? And what role can assistance play in a country that is transitioning to democracy? Read more »



August 28th, 2006

Iraq war has Bush Doctrine in tatters

CISAC in the news: San Francisco Chronicle on August 27, 2006

Analysts across the political spectrum say the Bush Doctrine--preventive war, choking the roots of terrorism by planting democracy, and brandishing power to force others into line--has failed. Bush's lofty goals, shared even by his critics, have been set back, perhaps decades, by the Iraq occupation. CISAC's David Holloway is quoted in this news analysis by Carolyn Lochhead in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read more »



April 1st, 2006

Troubled Transformations: Fostering Democracy and Development in a Quickly Changing World

CDDRL News

Wow are democracy, development, and the rule of law in transitioning societies related? How can they be promoted in the world's most troubled regions? These were among the provocative issues addressed by faculty from the Freeman Spogli Institute's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, as part of Stanford Day in Los Angeles on January 21, 2006. Panelists included Michael McFaul, CDDRL director, associate professor of political science, and senior fellow, the Hoover Institution; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, associate director for research and senior research associate at CDDRL; and Larry Diamond, coordinator of CDDRL's Democracy Program, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy. Read more »




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