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Scholarly Publications

Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race

October 2007

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, here is the story of the entire postwar superpower arms race, climaxing during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade when the United...

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.

Torturer's Dilemma: The Math on Fire with Fire, The

January 2006

You burst into the room. Sitting on a chair, blindfolded, his hands tied behind his back, is your prisoner. The room is dark, except for a lonely naked bulb hanging from the ceiling.

News

Stanford conference to explore right to information and technology

March 2013

On March 11-12, the Program on Liberation Technology at CDDRL is convening a conference to examine digital tools and their impact on the development of democratic development.

Crowdsourcing for Democracy: New Era in Policy-Making

January 2013

Our visiting scholar, Tanja Aitamurto, has published a book 'Crowd sourcing for democracy'.

LibTech Program is building an interactive database of the world's constitutions

October 2011

The Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is building a ‘Constitution Explorer’ website that will host a structured database of...

Events

Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age: Policy, Tools and Practices

March 11, 2013

Conference on various aspects of how technology can empower right to information movements and what should be done to harness this potential.

Performance of "Reykjavik" and post-performance panel

May 10, 2012

In October 1986, a historic summit meeting was held at Reykjavik, Iceland, between the United States, under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, and the Soviet Union, under the leadership of...

Performance of "Reykjavik" and post-performance Q&A

May 9, 2012

In October 1986, a historic summit meeting was held at Reykjavik, Iceland, between the United States, under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, and the Soviet Union, under the leadership of...