Author Archives: bhaggart

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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Doug Ford’s Gen-X vaccine bribe

(reposted from Twitter) I’m 48 and I’ve registered for my AZ shot. The sooner everyone’s vaccinated the better. But that doesn’t make @fordnation’s opening AZ to the 40-plus anything less than an attempt to buy off Gen-Xers to avoid helping … Continue reading

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