Recent articles and interviews by Stanford Civics Initiative faculty, postdocs, and affiliates
Exploring concepts of citizenship
Frosh tackled some big questions about the ideals of citizenship and democracy for their second course in COLLEGE, Stanford’s newly restructured undergraduate requirement program.
Read the full article in the Stanford Report.
How the Patent System Spurred Two Centuries of American Innovation
Stephen Haber talks about the history of the U.S. patent system and its relationship to innovation over the last two centuries.
Read the full interview with Professor Haber here.
Natural Rights and Government
Dan Edelstein’s book On The Spirit of Rights is featured on New Book Network. Dan explains how the how in the 18th century a new conception of natural rights led to the challenges to monarchy. Dan discusses his book in a webinar. And it was reviewed in the New York Review of Books.