Democracy

Scholarly Publications

State Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

February 2013

Abstract After the collapse of the Soviet bloc, its twenty-seven successor states were charged with devising policies with respect to their ethnic minorities.

Historicism, Theory, and Method

December 2011

Contention and Trust in Cities and States explores cities and nation-states throughout history and around the world, bringing together the research of top scholars.

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Other Publications

Andrew Grotto Testimony on "Cybersecurity and California Elections"

March 2018

To assess the threat to California's elections systems, the Assembly and Senate elections committees held a joint informational hearing on cybersecurity. The hearing discussed steps California...

U.S Government Surveillance: Bad for Silicon Valley, Bad for Democracy Around the World

June 2013

The University of Virginia's Christopher Jon Sprigman and CISAC's Jennifer Granick reveal how foreigners living in the United States do not have the same privacy protections as U.S.

Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart

May 2013

Stanford's Karl Eikenberry and David Kennedy discuss the implications of America's switch to an all-volunteer force.

News

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins Stanford University as fellow

August 2018

 Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J.

Donald Trump’s Claims About Radical Jihadists Are Very Wrong

June 2016

CISAC senior fellow Martha Crenshaw fact checks Donald Drumpf on terrorism.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Events

Drawing the line in redistricting (A mathematician's take)

January 30, 2018

Abstract: In this talk, I will describe a a body of mathematical work trying to quantify the extent to which a redistricting plan is a partisan gerrymander. This work served as the basis for my...

Bits and pieces: Liberal democracy in the digital era

March 14, 2017

 The event is a joint sponsorship between CISAC, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the European Security Initiative (in The Europe Center) and the Center for Russian, East...

Crowdsourced Democracy: Algorithms, Platforms, and Mechanisms

November 9, 2015

Abstract: While social media pervades many aspects of our lives, it has not yet proved to be an effective tool for large scale decision making: crowds of hundreds, perhaps millions, of individuals...

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate