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Martin Regg Cohn and the mystery of the empty classrooms (Armchair quarterback edition)

In this morning’s Toronto Star, columnist Martin Regg Cohn presents us with a puzzler about the pandemic issue of the moment, university students and online teaching: How to explain the incongruity of packing thousands of students into university dorms — … Continue reading

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Not much of a consultation, not much of a plan: Our submission regarding the federal government’s proposed approach to addressing harmful content online

Natasha Tusikov (Assistant Professor of Criminology, York University) and I have submitted the following to the federal government regarding their proposal to regulate harmful (or, more accurately, illegal) content online. The tl;dr: We’re very much in favour of democratic government … Continue reading

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Unexpected Outcomes of an Unwanted Election: Notes from the Fourth Wave

To give you an indication about how unusual the Great Unwanted Federal Election of 2021 has been, on the weekend here in St. Catharines, Ontario, I passed by an auto shop with a purple People’s Party of Canada sign in … Continue reading

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Newish edited volume: Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State?

(finally getting around to noting my recent publications) My edited volume (co-edited with Natasha Tusikov and Jan Aart Scholte) is now out, via Routledge. It focuses on the question of the state role in internet regulation from three perspectives: global … Continue reading

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Newish article: Democratic Legitimacy in Global Platform Governance

A recently published article of mine in Telecommunications Policy, with Clara Iglesias Keller. It’s Open Access, so please do check it out. It’s part of an excellent special issue on Norm entrepreneurship in internet governance, edited by by Roxana Radu, … Continue reading

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