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Making the Internet Safe for Democracy

Journal of Democracy from Volume 32, Number 2, April 2021 | Johns Hopkins University Press

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

COVID-19 Policies: Remember Measles

July 2020

Nearly 120 million children in 37 countries are at risk of missing their measlescontaining vaccine (MCV) shots this year, as preventive and public health campaigns take a back seat to policies put...

Colonialism, slavery and ‘The Great Experiment’: Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen isotope analysis of Le Morne and Bois Marchand cemeteries, Mauritius

June 2020

Slavery, colonialism and emancipation are important aspects of archaeological research in the Atlantic region, but the lifeways of colonial populations remain understudied in the Indian Ocean World...

Dust pollution from the Sahara and African infant mortality

June 2020

Estimation of pollution impacts on health is critical for guiding policy to improve health outcomes.

Facebook Filters, Fundamental Rights, and the CJEU’s Glawischnig-Piesczek Ruling

May 2020

ABSTRACT: The Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) 2019 ruling in Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland** addresses courts’ powers to issue injunctions requiring internet hosting...

Habitat fragmentation, livelihood behaviors, and contact between people and nonhuman primates in Africa

April 2020

Deforestation and landscape fragmentation have been identified as processes enabling direct transmission of zoonotic infections.

Productivity Dispersion and Persistence Among the World's Most Numerous Firms

April 2020

Marshall Burke and fellow researchers study productivity in smallholder farms to understand variation across the adbundant but understudied firms.

On the role of anthropogenic climate change in the emerging food crisis in southern Africa in the 2019–2020 growing season

February 2020

Researchers including David Lobell analyze how human-caused climate change has impacted a water deficit in Southern Africa and might contribute to a rising food security crisis in the region.

Archaeology and contemporary emerging zoonosis: A framework for predicting future Rift Valley fever virus outbreaks

January 2020

Modelling of emerging vector borne diseases serves as an important complement to clinical studies of modern zoonoses.

PROTECTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 2020

Democratic consolidation around the world currently faces major challenges.

30 Years of World Politics: What Has Changed?

January 2020

Since the publication of the Journal of Democracy began in 1990, the political climate has shifted from one of democratic gains and optimism to what Larry Diamond labels a “democratic recession.”...

Breaking Out of the Democratic Slump

January 2020

Since 2006, democracy in the world has been trending downward.

Sight for Sorghums: Comparisons of Satellite- and Ground-Based Sorghum Yield Estimates in Mali

December 2019

The advent of multiple satellite systems capable of resolving smallholder agricultural plots raises possibilities for significant advances in measuring and understanding agricultural productivity...

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...

Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency

December 2019

From America’s leading scholar of democracy,a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of liberty Larry Diamond has...

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

November 2019

The Program on Democracy and the Internet runs the work of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age which will produce guidelines to support democracies, particularly...

The Legacy of Colonial Language Policies and Their Impact on Student Learning: Evidence from an Experimental Program in Cameroon

September 2019

The relative educational returns on colonial versus indigenous language instruction in sub-Saharan countries have yet to be decisively estimated.

African States Since Independence: Order, Development, and Democracy (Castle Lecture Series)

May 2019

Authors Christensen and Laitin argue that an interplay of geographic, historical, and demographic factors undergird sub‑Saharan states’ post‑independence struggles to eradicate poverty, establish...

Model vs. experiment to predict crop losses—Response

December 2018

Our Report draws attention to a complex but understudied issue: How will climate warming alter losses of major food crops to insect pests?

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.

Increase in crop losses to insect pests in a warming climate

August 2018

Crop responses to climate warming suggest that yields will decrease as growing-season temperatures increase.

Armed conflict and child mortality in Africa: a geospatial analysis

August 2018

The extent to which armed conflicts—events such as civil wars, rebellions, and interstate conflicts—are an important driver of child mortality is unclear.

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Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
ttemplin Tara Templin PhD Student, Health Policy
sam heft neal Sam Heft-Neal Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Jessie headshot Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Shelby Perkins headshot Shelby Perkins Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
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