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2019. International Studies Association Research and Workshop Grant. Title: “Digital Democracy: Global Dimensions” for 2019 Pre-ISA Workshop, McMaster University, 26 Mar 2019 (US$7736, Tony Porter Principle Applicant, and Netina Tan, Co-Applicant)

2018-2019. Institute of Globalization and Human Condition Seed Grant (CA$2000, PI: Netina Tan, Tony Porter and Sara Bannerman, CIs)

2018-2020. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant. Title: Algorithmic Imperialism and Canadian Cultural Policy. (PI: Sara Bannerman)

2016-2019. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant. Title: Numbers in the Changing Fabric of Transnational Governance. (PI: Tony Porter)

Publications, Briefs and Op-Eds

Bannerman, Sara, Tony Porter, Netina Tan. eds. "Digitization & Challenges to Democracy." Globalization Working Papers 19/1, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, 2019.

Bannerman, Sara, Tony Porter and Netina Tan. “Introduction: Digital Democracy.” Digital Democracy: Transformation and Public Contestations, IGHC Working Paper Series, eds., Bannerman, Sara, Tony Porter and Netina Tan, pp. 3-12, 2019.

Tan, Netina. “Regulating Fake News in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Digital Democracy: Transformation and Public Contestations, Institute of Globalization and Human Condition Working Paper Series, eds, Bannerman, Sara, Tony Porter and Netina Tan, pp. 19-24, 2019.

Tan, Netina. “Regulating Fake News: Singapore.” Policy paper commissioned by United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice, Comparative Law Solutions, LexisNexis Canada, 2019.

Bannerman, Sara. “Relational Privacy and the Networked Governance of the Self.” Information Communication & Society, published online May 29, 2018.

Bannerman, Sara and Angela Orasch. “A Strange Approach to Information, Network, Sharing, and Platform Societies.” Submitted to Knowledge and Power in the Global Political Economy: A Multidisicplinary Perspective, Blayne Haggart, Kate Henne, and Natasha Tusikov, eds. 2018.

Bannerman, Sara. “Remodeling Global Intellectual Property,” Chapter in Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property, Peter Drahos, ‎Gustavo Ghidini, ‎Hanns Ullrich, eds. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018.

Bannerman, Sara and Charnjot Shokar. Brief To The House of Commons Standing Committee On Industry, Science And Technology Statutory Review of the Copyright Act: Intermediary Copyright Enforcement. October 11, 2018.

Bannerman, Sara and Charnjot Shokar. “Why Canada’s response to the Facebook scandal has been so weak.” The Conversation, 28 March 2018. Republished in Canadian Press, 29 May 2018; Winnipeg Free Press p. A7, 12 June 2018; 29 May, 2018.

McNeil, Mark. “Elections Loom, and we need a handle on social media.” (Q&A with Sara Bannerman). Hamilton Spectator April 16, 2018.

Bannerman, Sara. “Preventing social media from interfering in Canadian elections.” The Conversation, 20 March 2018. 

Bannerman, Sara. “Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?” The Conversation, 5 October 2017.

Bannerman, Sara. “Crowdfunding Culture.” Wi: Journal of Mobile Culture 6 no. 4 (2012). (23 pages).

Netina Tan. “Anti-Fake News Remedies Worse than the Disease in Asia.” Asia Global Online, 3 May 2018. 

Porter, Tony and Karsten Ronit, “Whistleblowing as a new regulatory instrument in global governance: the case of tax evasion”, Cambridge Journal of International Affairs, accepted for publication in final form, 2018.

Muirhead, Jacob and Tony Porter. “Traceability in Global Governance,” Global Networks, accepted in final form, 2018.

Hansen, Hans Krause and Tony Porter (2017) “What Do Big Data Do in Global Governance?” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations: January-March, 23(1), pp. 31-42.

Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm, Marcel Goguen and Tony Porter (2017) “Big Data and Algorithmic Governance: The Case of Financial Practices,” New Political Economy. 22(2), pp. 219-36.

Porter, Tony (2015) “Global Benchmarking Networks: The Cases of Disaster Risk and Supply Chains,” Review of International Studies, 41(5), pp. 865-86.

Hansen, Hans Krause and Porter, Tony (2012) “What do numbers do in transnational  governance?” International Political Sociology. 6(4) 409-26.

Porter, Tony (2012) “Making Serious Measures: Numerical Indices, Peer Review and Transnational Actor Networks,” in Journal of International Relations and Development 15, October, p. 532-57.

Invited Talks

Tan, Netina. “Securing Elections: Digital Campaign Readiness Index for Asia”, Disinformation and Elections in East and Southeast Asia Workshop, Columbia University, 3-4 Oct 2019.

Bannerman, Sara. “Algorithmic imperialism and fake news.” Invited talk at Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, September 7 2018.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Regulating Fake News: A Typology”,  Invited talk at the Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 8 Nov 2018.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Regulating Fake News: What Is the Best Way Forward?”, Invited talk at the College of Alice and Peter Tan Tea Talk, 8 Nov 2018.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Electoral Management of Social Media and Fake News in Asia” for “Roles of the Media in Electoral Processes” Election Management Capacity Building Program, Association of World Election Bodies (A-Web), Incheon, South Korea, 20-23 Oct.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Global Democratic Regression and Electoral Authoritarianism in Asia.” Invited presentation for “Exploring the New Frontiers of Democracy” Conference, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence, 26-28 Apr. 


Tony Porter and Netina Tan. 2018. “Global Dimensions of the Digitization of the Public Sphere: Implications for Electoral Integrity and Democratic Governance.” Presented by Tony Porter at “Digitalization and Governance of the EGPA Permanent Study Group XIII” Workshop at the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep 5-7.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Regulating Fake News in East and Southeast Asia” for “Digital Democracy: Transformation and Public Contestations” Mini-Workshop, McMaster, 15 Sep.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Electoral Management of Social Media and Fake News in East and Southeast Asia” for “Building Better Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Management” Pre-American Political Science Workshop, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 29 Aug.

Tan, Netina. 2018. “Face Book and Party Engagement in Singapore” at Canadian Political Science Association Conference, University of Regina, 2 Jun.

Porter, Tony. 2018. “Digitization and the Faltering of the Global Liberal Order: from the Rule of Law to the Rule of Numbers?” Paper prepared for presentation at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, panel on Power of Numbers II, Thursday April 5.

Bannerman, Sara. 2017. “Roundtable: Global Media Policy of the Future.” Invited participant at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Cartagena, Colombia, 19 July.

Bannerman, Sara. 2017. “The Networked Governance of Communication,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Cartagena, Colombia, 18 July.

Bannerman, Sara. 2016. “Downloading Development.” Invited presentation to International Development Conference 2016, University of Toronto Scarborough, 7 February.