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  Volume 34, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Policy by Numbers: How Big Data is Transforming Security, Governance, and Development


pp. 1-2


A Conversation with Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of United Nations Global Pulse

pp. 3-8

Big Data, Selection Bias, and the Statistical Patterns of Mortality in Conflict

pp. 9-20

Using Big Data and Quantitative Methods to Estimate and Fight Modern Day Slavery

pp. 21-33

A Conversation with Arch Puddington, Vice President for Research at Freedom House

pp. 35-39

A Deterioration of Democracy?: Corruption, Transparency, and Apathy in the Western World

pp. 41-44

The Politics of Numbers: Controversy Surrounding the Thai Rice-pledging Scheme

pp. 45-58

Open Data Policy Improves Democracy

pp. 59-70

Open Governments, Open Data: A New Lever for Transparency, Citizen Engagement, and Economic Growth

pp. 71-82

Open Governments, Open Data: Getting the Technological Toolkits Right

pp. 83-86

Bridging the Innovation-Policy Gap

pp. 87-92

Fast Data, Slow Policy: Making the Most of Disruptive Innovation

pp. 93-107

Big Data Custodianship in a Global Society

pp. 109-116

The Limits of Big Data

pp. 117-120

Harnessing Data for National Security

pp. 121-128

China’s Beidou: Implications for the Individual and the State

pp. 129-140

Understanding Interconnectivity of the Global Undersea Cable Communications Infrastructure and its Implications for International Cyber Security

pp. 141-155

Book Reviews

A Dangerous Trade-off : Policymaking in the Era of Big Data

pp. 157-159

A Prophet for the Digital Heretics: Evgeny Morozov’s Quest to Debunk Silicon Valley Solutionism

pp. 161-164

Research Areas


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