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Porter Tony, Professor

Tony Porter

Professor

Faculty
Department of Political Science

Members
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Associate Members
School of Labour Studies

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Tony Porter conducts research on business regulation and global governance, including especially financial regulation, private and hybrid public/private rulemaking, and the organizational effects in governance of technologies, numbers, and time. His books include States, Markets and Regimes in Global Finance (Macmillan 1993); Private Authority in International Affairs (SUNY Press, 1999), coedited, with A. Claire Cutler and Virginia Haufler; Technology, Governance and Political Conflict in International Industries(Routledge, 2002); Globalization and Finance (Polity Press, 2005); The Challenges of Global Business Authority: Democratic Renewal, Stalemate, or Decay? (SUNY Press, 2010), coedited with Karsten Ronit; Transnational Financial Associations and the Governance of Global Finance: Assembling Power and Wealth (RIPE/Routledge, 2013), coauthored with Heather McKeen-Edwards; and Transnational Financial Regulation after the Financial Crisis (RIPE/Routledge 2014, edited). 

Research

Research and Supervision

International relations; international political economy; international institutions. In my teaching I pay particular attention to globalization, sovereignty, international political economy, international relations theory, and international institutions. I am happy to supervise student theses in these and other related areas.

Listed below are recent sources of research funding, and current and past research projects:

  • Global Car Policy Research
  • Regulatory Differentiation in Global Governance
  • Private Authority in International Finance
  • “Globalization and Time: Interdisciplinary Workshop and Network Development”, SSHRC Connection Grant, $27,102, October 2012-Sept 30 2013, team application.

  • “Global Governance and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis”, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $48,620, awarded April 1, 2011

  • “Regulatory Differentiation and Integration in Global Governance,” SSHRC Standard Grant, $63,000. Awarded April 2005.
  • "International Standards and Codes in the Governance of the New Economy: the Case of Finance," three year SSHRC Initiative on the New Economy Standard Research Grant, $74,110. Awarded March, 2002.
  • "Globalization and Autonomy"/ research on accounting and corporate governance, my part of the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant directed by William Coleman. My portion of the funding is $27,777. Awarded December, 2001.
  • "Societal Issues and the Automobile", part of the Auto21 National Centres of Excellence project, 2001-2002, $10,275.
  • Joint holder with William Coleman of research grant, Schulich School of Business National Research Program in Financial Services and Public Policy, on the role of international and domestic financial services industry associations in financial regulation, $15,235, awarded September 2000.
  • Three-year Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $47,133, "Integration, exclusion and legitimacy in the politics of global financial regulation", awarded March 1999. Also was coinvestigator with William Coleman on his successful SSHRC application in the same competition.
  • Research Grant, Arts Research Board, McMaster University, "The Emerging Global Policy Process in the Regulation of International Finance", $2,613, awarded 1998/99.
  • Claire Cutler (University of Victoria), Virginia Haufler ( University of Maryland) and Tony Porter, Workshop grant, received from the International Studies Association, $4,500 US, for "Private Power, Public Power, and International Regimes." Nine scholars participated in the workshop, August 16, 1996, San Diego. $9,000 also received from SSHRC for follow-up meeting in Victoria, August 27-29, 1996 (applications for Victoria event submitted by Claire Cutler).
  • Three year standard research grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $29,100, "World Politics, Global Governance, and Industrial Restructuring: A Long Historical Perspective", 1995.
  • Research Grant, Arts Research Board, McMaster University, $2910.40, for research assistance, "International Regulatory Institutions and Industry Structures," 1993.

 

Books

  • Porter, Tony, ed. (2014) Transnational Financial Regulation after the Crisis (London: RIPE/Routledge).
  • McKeen-Edwards, Heather and Tony Porter (2013) Transnational Financial Associations and the Governance of Global Finance: Assembling Power and Wealth (London and New York: Routledge).
  • Porter, Tony and Karsten Ronit, eds., (2010) The Challenges of Global Business Authority: Democratic Renewal, Stalemate, or Decay? (Albany: SUNY Press).
  • Porter, Tony, (2005) Globalization and Finance (Cambridge: Polity Press).
  • Porter, Tony, (2002), Technology, Governance and Political Conflict in International Industries, (London: Routledge).
  • Cutler, A. Claire, Virginia Haufler, and Tony Porter, eds, Private Authority in International Affairs, (Albany: SUNY Press: 1999). Including jointly written introduction (pp. 3-28), conclusion, (pp. 333-76), and single-authored chapter of mine entitled “Hegemony and the Private Governance of International Industries”, pp. 257-82.
  • Porter, Tony, States, Markets, and Regimes in Global Finance, (Basingstoke: Macmillan and New York: St. Martins, 1993).

Book Chapters

  • Porter, Tony and Karsten Ronit (2015) “Harold D. Lasswell, The Decision Process: Seven Categories of Functional Analysis, Steven J. Balla, Martin Lodge, and Edward C. Page, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration, (Oxford: Oxford University Press) pp. 54-68.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “The political economy of private management of high impact low probability risks in finance and the environment”, in Achim Lang and Hannah Murphy, eds., Business and Sustainability: Between Government Pressure and Self-Regulation, Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer Press, pp. 81-101.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “Canada, the FSB and the international institutional response to the current crisis”, in Rohinton Medhora and Dane Rowlands, eds., Canada Among Nations 2014. Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial SystemWaterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation and Carleton University, pp. 71-86.
  • McKeen-Edwards, Heather and Tony Porter (2014) “The Role of Private Governance in Global Finance,” in Manuela Moschella and Catherine Weaver, eds. Handbook of Global Economic Governance: Players, Power and Paradigms. New York: Routledge, pp. 129-42.
  • Lavelle, Kathryn C. and Tony Porter (2014)  “Banks, Banking, Regulatory Mechanisms, and the Public Interest:  What’s So Different?”, in David Thomas and David Biette, The Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, Fourth edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 211-29.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “Canada, the FSB and the international institutional response to the current crisis”, in Rohinton Medhora and Dane Rowlands, eds., Canada Among Nations 2014. Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial SystemWaterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation and Carleton University, pp. 71-86.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “Private actors in the governance of global finance after the global crisis of 2008” in Anthony Payne and Nicola Phillips, eds., Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 124-40.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “Constitutive Public Practices in a World of Changing Boundaries,” in Jacqueline Best and Alexandra Gheciu,The Return of the Public in Global Governance, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 223-42.
  • Porter, Tony (2013) “International Regulatory Regimes,” in H. Kent Baker and Leigh A. Riddick, eds, International Finance: A Survey, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 275-92.
  • Brown, Sherri and Tony Porter (2013) “Why, When and How Global Companies Get Organised,” John Mikler, ed. The Handbook of Global Companies (John Wiley & Sons Ltd.), pp. 96-112.
  • Porter, Tony (2012) “The Automobile and Climate Change: The Embeddedness of Private Regulation,” in Karsten Ronit, ed.Private Voluntary Programs in Global Climate Policy: Pitfalls and Potentials, Tokyo: UNU Press, pp. 179-281.
  • Porter, Tony (2011) “Transnational Policy Paradigm Change and Conflict in the Harmonization of Vehicle Safety and Accounting Standards,” in Grace Skogstad, ed., Internationalization and Policy Paradigm Change (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp. 64-90.
  • Porter, Tony and Veronica Rubio-Vega, (2011) “Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes,” in Thomas N. Hale and David Held, eds, Handbook of Innovations in Transnational Governance (Cambridge: Polity Press), pp. 61-6.
  • Porter, Tony (2010) “Finance” in Robert A. Denemark, eds, The International Studies Encyclopedia. Chichester: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 2254-73 and Blackwell Reference Online. 13 May 2010 http://www.isacompendium.com/subscriber/tocnode?id=g9781444336597_chunk_g97814443365978_ss1-13
  • Porter, Tony (2010) “The OECD and Global Finance: The Governance of New Issues, New Actors, and New Financial Frontiers,: in Kerstin Martens and  Anja P. Jakobi, eds, Mechanisms of OECD Governance – International Incentives for National Policy Making (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 98-118.
  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Risk Models and Transnational Governance in the Global Financial Crisis: The Cases of Basel II and Credit Rating Agencies,” in Eric Helleiner, Stefano Pagliari and Hubert Zimmermann, eds., Global Finance in Crisis: The Politics of International Regulatory Change (London: Routledge), pp. 56-73.             
  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Global Governance as Configurations of State/Non-State Activity,” in Jim Whitman, ed., Palgrave Advances in Global Governance (Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 87-104.
  • Eaton, Sarah and Tony Porter (2008). “Globalization, Autonomy and Global Institutions: Accounting for Accounting,” in Louis W. Pauly and William D. Coleman, eds, Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World, UBC Press, pp. 125-43.
  • Porter, Tony and Michael Webb (2008). “The Role of the OECD in the Orchestration of Global Knowledge Networks,” in Rianne Mahon and Stephen McBride (eds.) The OECD and Global Governance, Toronto: UBC Press, pp. 43-59.
  • Porter, Tony (2008). “Disaggregating Public and Private Authority in Global Governance” in Hans Krause Hansen and Dorte Salskov-Iversen, eds. Critical Perspectives on Private Authority in Global Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave), pp. 27-50
  • Porter, Tony (2007) “Compromises of Embedded Knowledge: Standards, Codes and Technical Authority in Global Governance” in Steven Bernstein and Louis W. Pauly eds., Global Liberalism and Political Order: Toward a New Grand Compromise? Albany: SUNY Press), pp. 109-131.
  • Porter, Tony (2006). “The Significance of Changes in Private-Sector Associational Activity in Global Finance for the Problem of Inclusion and Exclusion”, in Mooslechner, Peter, Helene Schuberth, and Beat Weber, eds. The Political Economy of Financial Market Regulation: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK), pp. 89-114.
  • Porter, Tony (2006) “The North American Free Trade Agreement” in Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey R.D. Underhill eds., Political Economy and the Changing Global Order Third Edition, Don Mills: Oxford, pp. 317-31.
  • Porter, Tony (2005) “The Private Production of Public Goods: Private and Public Norms in Global Governance”, in Louis Pauly and Edgar Grande, Complex Sovereignty: The Reconstitution of Political Authority in the 21st Century University of Toronto Press, pp. 217-37.
  • Porter, Tony “The United States in International Trade Politics: Liberal Leader or Heavy-Handed Hegemon?” in Dominic Kelly and Wyn Grant, eds., The Politics of International Trade: Actors, Issues, Regions (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005).
  • Porter, Tony “The Role of International Private Financial Services Institutions” in Christopher Waddell, ed., Financial Services and Public Policy (Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004).
  • Porter, Tony and William D. Coleman, “Playin’ Along: Canada and Global Finance”, in Wallace Clement and Leah F. Vosko, eds., Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2003, pp. 241-64.
  • Porter, Tony and Duncan Wood, "Reform without Representation? The International and Transnational Dialogue on the Global Financial Architecture", in Leslie Elliott Armijo, ed., Debating the Global Financial Architecture , (Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming 2002), pp. 236-56 (page proofs received, March 2002).
  • Porter, Tony, "Negotiating the Structure of Capital Mobility" in Timothy J. Sinclair and Kenneth P. Thomas, eds., Structure and Agency in International Capital Mobility (Basingtoke: Palgrave, 2001), pp. 153-67.
  • Porter, Tony, "Can There be National Perspectives on International Relations? ", in Darryl Jarvis and Robert M. A. Crawford, eds., International Relations--Still an American Social Science: Toward Diversity in International Thought (Albany: SUNY, December 2000).
  • Porter, Tony, "The Late-Modern Knowledge Structure and World Politics", in Martin Hewson and Timothy Sinclair, eds., Approaches to Global Governance Theory (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999), pp. 137-55.
  • Porter, Tony, "The North American Free Trade Agreement", in Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey R.D. Underhill eds., Political Economy and the Changing Global Order. Second Edition, Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 245-53.
  • Porter, Tony, "The Transnational Agenda for Financial Regulation in Developing Countries" in Leslie Elliott Armijo, ed., Financial Globalization and Democracy in Emerging Markets (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999).
  • Porter, Tony, "NAFTA, North American Financial Integration, and Regulatory Cooperation in Banking and Securities," in Geoffrey Underhill, ed., The New World Order in International Finance (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), pp. 174-192.
  • Coleman, William D. and Tony Porter, "The Internationalization of Banking and Securities Policymaking in Canada," in Bruce Doern, Les Pal, and Brian Tomlin, eds., Border Crossings: The Internationalization of Public Policy, (Oxford University Press, 1996), pp. 55-81.
  • Porter, Tony, "Postmodern Political Realism and International Relations Theory's Third Debate," in Claire Turenne-Sjolander and Wayne Cox, eds., Beyond Positivism: Critical Reflections on International Relations, (Boulder: Lynn Rienner, 1994), pp. 105-27.
  • Coleman, William D. and Tony Porter, "Regulating International Banking and Securities: Emerging Cooperation among National Authorities," in Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey R.D. Underhill, eds., Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1994), pp. 190-203.

Articles

  • Porter, Tony (forthcoming, 2015) “Global Benchmarking Networks: The Cases of Disaster Risk and Supply Chains,” Review of International Studies, 41(5).
  • Porter, Tony and Karsten Ronit (2015) “Implementation in International Business Self-Regulation: The Importance of Sequences and their Linkages,” Journal of Law and Society, 42(3), September, pp. 413-33.
  • Porter, T., & Stockdale, L. (2015). The strategic manipulation of transnational temporalities. Globalizations. doi:10.1080/14747731.2015.1056497
  • Huebener, Paul, O’Brien, Susie, Porter, Tony, Stockdale, Liam & Zhou, Rachel (2015) Introduction: Exploring the intersection of time and globalization. Globalizations, 13(3), DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2015.1057046
  • Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm and Tony Porter (2014), “Experimentalism in European Union and global financial governance: Interactions, contrasts, and implications,” Journal of European Public Policy 21(3), 408-29.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “Technical Systems and the Architecture of Transnational Business Governance Interactions,” Regulation & Governance 8(1), March: 110-25. Special issue of Regulation & Governance edited by Burkard Eberlein et al entitled “Interactions in Transnational Business Governance: Mapping and Conceptualizing a Terrain”.
  • Porter, Tony “Tracing Associations in Global Finance,” (2013) International Political Sociology 7(3),September, 334-8.
  • Margulis, Matias E. and Tony Porter (2013) “Governing the Global Land Grab: Multipolarity, Ideas and Complexity in Transnational Governance,” Globalizations 10(1), ppp. 65-86.
  • 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, advance online publication 16 September 2011, doi: 10.1057/jird.2011.15.
  • Porter, Tony (2012) “Transnational Private Regulation and the Changing Media of Rules,” German Law Journal 13(12) pp. 1511-24, http://www.germanlawjournal.com/pdfs/Vol13-No12/PDF_Vol_13_No_12_1511-1524_Articles_Porter.pdf.
  • Porter, Tony (2012) “Regulatory Capture in Finance: Lessons from the Automobile Industry,” in Stefano Pagliari, ed., Making Good Financial Regulation: Towards a Policy Response to Regulatory Capture, London: International Centre for Financial Regulation.
  • Porter, Tony (2011) “Public and Private Authority in the Transnational Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis,” in special themed issue, John Mikler, ed., “Sharing Sovereignty for Policy Outcomes,” Policy and Society 30(3), pp. 175-84
  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Why International Institutions Matter in the Global Credit Crisis” Global Governance 15(1), Jan-Mar, pp. 3-8.
  • Porter, Tony (2008) “Research Ethics Governance and Political Science in Canada”, PS: Political Science and Politics, July, pp. 495-99.
  • Porter, Tony and Karsten Ronit (2006) “Self-Regulation as Policy Process: The Multiple and Criss-Crossing Stages of Private Rule-Making” Policy Sciences. 39(1), March, pp. 41-72.
  • Porter, Tony (2005) "Private Authority, Technical Authority, and the Globalization of Accounting Standards" in Business and Politics Vol. 7: No. 3, Article 2.
  • http://www.bepress.com/bap/vol7/iss3/art2.
  • Porter, Tony (2005) “US Foreign Economic Policy Under Bush: Imperial, Inspired, or Incompetent?” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Fall, 8(1), www.jmss.org/2005/fall/index2.htm.
  • McKeen-Edwards, Heather, Tony Porter and Ian Roberge (2004) “Politics or Markets? The Determinants of Cross-Border Financial Integration in the NAFTA and the EU,” New Political Economy 9(3), September, pp. 325-40  [my part 33%]*
  • Porter, Tony, (2003) “Technical Collaboration and Political Conflict in the Emerging Regime for International Financial Regulation” Review of International Political Economy. Vol. 10, No. 3, August, pp. 520-51.
  • Porter, Tony “Politics, Institutions, Constructivism and the Emerging International Regime for Financial Regulation”, Policy Studies Review 19(2), Spring 2002, pp. 53-79.
  • Porter, Tony, “The Democratic Deficit in the Institutional Arrangements for Regulating Global Finance” Global Governance 7 (November 2001), pp. 427-39
  • Coleman, William D. and Tony Porter, “International Institutions, Globalisation and Democracy: Assessing the Challenges”Global Society 14(3), July 2000, pp. 377-98.
  • Porter, Tony, “Dead-End: Baudrillard's Postmodern History,” in Recherche Sémiotique/Semiotic Inquiry, 16(1-2), Spring 1996, pp. 49-63.
  • Porter, Tony, “The Impact of Innovation in Global Finance on Hegemony and Growth from 1000 AD,” Review, [A Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economics, Historical Systems, and Civilizations], XVIII(3), Summer 1995, pp. 387-429. Translated and reprinted in Proposte e richerche: Economia e società nella storia dell'Italia centrale (Senigallia, Italy), 37(2), estate/autonno 1996, pp. 1-49.

Working Papers

  • Porter, Tony (2010) “Making the FSB Peer Review Effective,” in Stephany Griffith-Jones, Eric Helleiner and Ngaire Woods, eds.,The Financial Stability Board: An Effective Fourth Pillar of Global Economic Governance? Special Report, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada pp. 39-42.http://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/FSB%20special%20report_2.pdf.

  • Porter,Tony (2012) “Transnational Business Governance Interactions and Technical Systems in Global Finance” Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 19, September 8, at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2143678.

  • Helleiner, Eric and Tony Porter (2009) “Making Transnational Networks More Accountable,” in Sara Burke, ed., “Redefining the Global Economy,” Dialogue on Globalization Occasional Paper No. 42, April, New York: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, pp. 14-24. http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/global/06293.pdf.

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Decentralization of the International Financial System: The IMF, BIS and OECD,” In Bessma Momani and Eric Santor, eds., The Future of the International Monetary Fund: A Canadian Perspective, CIGI/CIC Special Report, pp. 14-17.http://www.cigionline.com/sites/default/files/The%20Future%20of%20the%20IMF_0.pdf

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Financial Stability Board” (pp. 345-54) and “Financial Planning Standards Board,” (pp. 337-44); Handbook of Transnational Economic Governance Regimes, edited by Christian Tietje and Alan Brouder. (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff).

  • Porter, Tony (2007) “Beyond the IMF: The broader institutional arrangements in global financial governance,” Working Paper #17, February, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada, originally prepared for CIGI Workshop on ‘The Reform of Global Financial Governance: Whither the IMF?”, June 10, 2006.
  • Porter, Tony “Pluralistic Multilateralism and the New Regionalism in the Americas” Bison Paper 2 Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba, 2003.

 Presentations at Meetings Invited

  • Porter, Tony (2014) Workshop presentation, workshop on New Approaches to Financial Regulation since the Crisis: The European Union in Global Perspective, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, December 12.

  • Porter, Tony (2014) “Commonalities and Differences in Global Benchmarking: The Cases of Catastrophes and Supply Chains”, and Roundtable on Benchmarking in Global Governance, Benchmarking in Global Governance Workshop, 12-14 March, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

  • Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm and Tony Porter (2013) “Experimentalism in EU and transnational financial regulation: Interactions, contrasts, and implications,” Paper presented at Journal of European Public Policy special issue workshop Amsterdam, 14/15 February. Note that this paper was accepted for publication in the journal in December 2013.

  • Porter, Tony (2012) “The Changing Form and Social Context of Transnational Economic Regulation,” Paper prepared for presentation at theFifth Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy Workshop, “Transnational Private Regulatory Governance: Regimes, Dialogue, Constitutionalization,” Osgoode Law School, York University, Toronto, March 1

  • Porter, Tony (2011) “The Political Economy of Private Management of Low Remote but Catastrophic Risk in Finance and the Environment,” Paper prepared for presentation at IPSA Research Committee on Business and Politics, Workshop on Business and Sustainability. University of Konstanz, Konstanz Germany, June 3-4, 2011

  • Porter, Tony (2011) “Transnational Business Regulation Initiatives and Technical Systems in Global Finance,” Paper presented at Transnational Governance Interactions Workshop, May 23-4, Florence Italy, organized by Osgoode Law School, the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, and the European University Institute
  • Porter, Tony (2010) “Canadian banks in the financial and economic crisis,” Paper prepared for presentation at the Policy Responses to Unfettered Finance Workshop North-South Institute Ottawa, Canada, June 8-9.
  • Porter, Tony (2010) Transnational peer review and temporality,” Paper presented at workshop “Peer reviews as an Instrument of Global Governance,” University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, April 10.

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Catastrophic risk management failures in global financial and environmental governance,” Paper prepared for CIGI workshop on finance and the environment, Waterloo, September 24-5, 2009.

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Risk models and transnational governance in the global financial crisis: The cases of Basel II and credit rating agencies,” Paper prepared for presentation at June 12 Workshop “Responding to the Global Financial Crisis: The Politics of International Regulatory Change”, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada.

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “The Automobile and Climate Change: The Embeddedness of Private Regulation,” Paper presented at the Workshop on “Private Voluntary Programs in Global Climate Policy: Pitfalls and Potentials,” Copenhagen, June 20-23.

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Decentralization of the International Financial System: The IMF, BIS, and the OECD”, Remarks, Workshop on “The Future of the IMF: A Canadian Perspective,” Ottawa, June 4.

  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Multiple frontiers, multiple entanglements: The changing public/private divide’s relationship to other changing divides,” Paper presented at the Workshop on “Public/Private Interaction and the Transformation of Global Governance,” University of Ottawa, June 5-6, 2009 [also presented at CPSA, May 28, 2009, and in revised form at APSA, September 2009]

  • Porter, Tony (2008) “Making Serious Measures: Numerical National Rankings, Peer Review and Global Governance,” Paper prepared for Workshop on “The Power of Numbers: Exploring the Use of Rating, Rankings and Benchmarking Schemes in Global Governance” Copenhagen Business School, 14 November, 2008. Also presented at the International Studies Meeting, New York, USA, February 17, 2009.

  • Porter, Tony (2008) “Institutional Aspects of the Transnational Response to the 2007/8 Credit Crisis,” Prepared for “Crisis and Response: Whither International Financial Regulation?” Centre for International Governance Innovation workshop, Waterloo, Canada, September 26-7.

  • Porter, Tony (2008) “Transnational Policy Paradigm Change and Conflict in the Harmonization of Accounting and Vehicle Safety Standards,” Internationalization and Public Policy Paradigm Change Workshop, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, April 11.

  • Porter, Tony  (2007) “The OECD’s Role in Global Finance,” Paper presented at the Workshop on Mechanisms of OECD Governance,” Bremen University, Bremen, Germany, September 21-22.
  • Porter, Tony (2007) “Multilevel Governance in Globalized Industries,” Paper prepared for presentation at the Workshop on Multi-level Governance, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 17-19 May.
  • Porter, Tony and Michael Webb (2007) “The Role of the OECD in the Orchestration of Global Knowledge Networks”, paper presented at workshop on the OECD, Carleton University, January.
  • Porter, Tony (2006) “Beyond the IMF: The broader institutional arrangements in global financial governance,” paper prepared for Workshop on ‘The Reform of Global Financial Governance: Whither the IMF?” Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada, June 10.
  • Porter, Tony (2006) “Disaggregating Public and Private Authority in Global Governance”, paper presented at a workshop, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, March 17-18.
  • Porter, Tony (2005) “Mechanisms and Motivations for Promoting Social Values Through the Global Financial System”, Paper prepared for presentation at the International Studies Association “Finance as Power: The Second Wave” Workshop, Philadelphia, November 17.
  • Porter, Tony (2004) “Private Authority, Technical Authority, and the Globalization of Accounting Standards” Paper prepared for the Amsterdam Research Centre for Corporate Governance Regulation Inaugural Workshop, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, December 17-18, 2004.
  • Porter, Tony (2004) “The Significance of Changes in Private-Sector Associational Activity in Global Finance for the Problem of Inclusion and Exclusion” Paper presented at the Workshop on the Political Economy of International Financial Governance,” November 26 2004, at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank [Central Bank of Austria], Vienna, Austria.
  • Porter, Tony (2004) “Globalization and the Changing Role of International Private Financial Services Institutions”, Schulich School of Business, National Research Program in Financial Services and Public Policy Conference, Toronto, April 22-4 [published as a book chapter in Waddell book listed above] .
  • Eaton, Sarah and Tony Porter (2004) “Globalization, Autonomy and Global Institutions: Accounting for Accounting,” paper presented at the Globalization and Autonomy Third Globalization and Autonomy Team Meeting, Hamilton, Canada, October 1 - 3, 2004.
  • Porter, Tony, “Global Harmonization of Auto Standards: The Roles of the Public and Private Sectors” paper presented at “The Auto Industry in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects” conference, Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada, April 10-11, 2003.
  • Porter, Tony “The Private Production of Public Goods: Private and Public Norms in Global Governance”, International Workshop, Complex Sovereignty: On the Re-Constitution of Political Authority in the 21st Century” Munich, Germany, October 18-19, 2002.
  • Porter, Tony, “Compromises of Embedded Knowledges: Standards, Codes, and Technical Authority in Global Governance”, Paper presented at the Workshop “Global Governance: Towards a New Grand Compromise?” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May 29, 2002.
  • Porter, Tony, "Public and Private Norms in Global Governance", paper presented at joint University of Toronto/DAAD sponsored workshop on "The Reconstitution of Political Authority in the 21st Century: Cosmopolitan, Regional and National Perspectives Compared", March 16, 2002.
  • Porter, Tony, "Negotiating the Structure of Capital Mobility," paper presented at International Studies Association funded workshop, Princeton University, March 29, 1996. Workshop organized by Tim Sinclair (Warwick) and Kenny Thomas (University of Missouri, St-Louis). Goal is to submit book manuscript, edited by Sinclair and Thomas, on the politics of capital mobility.
  • Porter, Tony, "The Transnational Organization of Private Finance Capital: Challenges for Democracy of the Emerging Agenda for Financial Regulation in Developing Countries," paper presented at International Studies Association funded workshop on "Financial Globalization and Emerging Markets," Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University, November 18 and 19, 1995. Conference organized by Leslie Armijo (Northwestern) and Thomas Biersteker (Brown). Paper was revised and published in Leslie Elliott Armijo, ed., Finanical Globalizaiton and Democracy in Emerging Markets, as noted above.
  • Chapter noted above, Coleman, William D. and Tony Porter, "The Internationalization of Banking and Securities Policymaking in Canada," was first presented at SSHRC funded workshop organized by Bruce Doern, Les Pal, and Brian Tomlin in Ottawa, June 1995. As noted it appeared in Doern, Pal, and Tomlin, eds., Border Crossings: The Internationalization of Public Policy, (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • Porter, Tony, "The Practice of Hegemony: Power/Knowledge/Production," paper presented at the Second Annual Centre for International and Strategic Studies Conference entitled "New Directions in Global Politics and Security", York University, January 28, 1994.
  • McDowell, Steve and Tony Porter, "CFP, IPE and CPE--The Anomaly of Mutual Neglect," paper presented at Canada and the World Conference, York University, June 1, 1993.

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

  • Hansen, Hans Krause and Tony Porter (2015) “What do Big Data Do in Transnational Governance?” Paper presented at the International Studies Association meetings, New Orleans, February 21.
  • Porter, Tony (2014) “The Materiality of Cross-Border Linkages: Insights from Actor-Network Theory,” Paper prepared for presentation at panel on “‘Be Kind, Rewind’: ANT, Pragmatic Sociology, and Innovative Frameworks for IR,” International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, Saturday, March 29.
  • Porter, Tony (2013) “The politics of autonomous technologies in cross-border financial and production networks,” Paper presented at the panel on “What Technologies Do: Revisiting the Politics of Actants in International Relations” International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, Friday April 5.
  • Porter, Tony (2013) “The Political Economy of the Materialization of Norms in Global Finance,” Paper presented at the panel on “The Political Economy of Norm Convergence, Divergence and Contestation in Global Finance” International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, April 6.
  • Porter, Tony (2012) “The Financial Standards Project after the 2007/8 Crisis: Fragmented Failure, Path Dependence, or Successful Experimentalism?”, Paper presented at the panel “The Fate of Transnational Financial Regulation in the Wake of the 2007/8 Global Financial Crisis”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, USA, April 2
  • Porter, Tony (2012) “The Politics of Measuring Remote but Catastrophic Transnational Risks,” Paper prepared for presentation at the panel “The Politics of Risk Measurement in Global Economic Governance” International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, USA, April 3
  • Porter, Tony (2011) “Third time lucky or out after three strikes? The political significance of the Basel III transnational standards for bank regulation,” Paper prepared for presentation at the Canadian Political Science Association meeting, Waterloo, May 18.
  • Porter, Tony and Hans Krause Hansen (2011) “What do numbers do in global governance?” Paper prepared for presentation at the International Studies Association meetings, Montreal, Canada, March 16, 2011 (revised and submitted to International Political Sociology).
  • Margulis, Matias and Tony Porter (2011) “Transnational Governance and Land-Grabbing,” Paper prepared for 2011 ISA Annual Convention 2011, March 16-19, Montreal.  
  • Porter, Tony (2010) “Sources of Informality in Global Governance,” Paper prepared for presentation at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting New Orleans.
  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Multiple frontiers, multiple entanglements: The changing public/private divide’s relationship to other changing divides,” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Toronto, September 4, revised version of paper presented at the Roundtable on “Public/Private Interaction and the Transformation of Global Governance,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, May 28, 2009, and at the Workshop at the University of Ottawa, June 5-6 2009.
  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Making Serious Measures: Numerical National Indices, Peer Review and Global Governance,” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York, February 17. [Revised version of paper presented in Copenhagen, November 2008].
  • Porter, Tony (2009) “Global Governance Theories, Complexity, and the Post-Crisis International Financial Architecture,” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York, February 16.
  • Porter, Tony (2008) “Varieties of Transnational (Re)Regulation,” Paper presented at the Second Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, June 5-7, 2008, Utrecht University.
  • Porter, Tony (2008) “The IMF, the World Bank, and the Inter-Play between Power and Efficiency in the Politics of Publicness, Formality, and Scale,” Paper presented at the Political Economy of International Organizations Conference, Ascona, Switzerland, February 3-8.
  • Porter, Tony (2008) “Democratic Capacity and Accountability in the Governance of Global Industries,” Paper prepared for presentation at the International Studies Association, San Francisco, March 29.
  • Porter, Tony and Michael Webb (2004/2007) “The Role of the OECD in the Orchestration of Global Knowledge Networks,” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal 2004. Presented in extensively revised form at workshop in Ottawa, January 2007 (noted above), and Canadian Political Science Association Meetings, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 2007.
  • Porter, Tony (2007) “Sources and Significance of Compliance with Private International Authority and Rules” Paper prepared for International Studies Association Workshop on Accomplishments and Challenges in Research on Private Authority and Private Governance in International Affairs, Chicago, February 27.
  • Porter, Tony and Karsten Ronit (2006) “Globalization, Private-Sector Authority, and New Modes of Democratic Policy-Making”, Paper prepared for presentation at the International Political Science Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, July 11.
  • McKeen-Edwards, Heather and Tony Porter (2005) “The Role of Financial Associations in the Global South” Paper prepared for presentation at the panel on the Political Economy of North-South Financial Relations, Congress of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, June 4
  • McKeen, Heather, Tony Porter and Ian Roberge, “The Rise of Private Governance:
  • NAFTA and Integration in the Financial Services Sector”, jointly written paper presented by McKeen and Roberge at Conference on Federalism and Trans-Border Integration in North America, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, February 7, 2003.
  • Porter, Tony, and W.D. Coleman, “Transformations in the Private Governance of Global Finance”,  paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 25, 2002.
  • Porter, Tony, “The Budapest Stock Exchange and the Global Political Economy”, paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 27, 2002.
  • Porter, Tony “Multilevel Governance and Democracy in Global Financial Regulation”, paper presented at conference on Globalization, Multilevel Governance and Democracy: Continental, Comparative And Global Perspectives, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, May 3-4, 2002
  • Porter, Tony, “The Politics of International Financial Standards and Codes”, paper presented at the International Studies Association meeting in Hong Kong, July 26, 2001.
  • Porter, Tony “Pluralistic Multilateralism and the New Regionalism in the Americas” Paper presented at the Political Studies Students’ Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, February 2, 2002.
  • Porter, Tony, “The G-7, the Financial Stability Forum, the G-20, and the Politics of International Financial Regulation,” presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, Wednesday March 15, 2000.
  • Porter, Tony, “Representation, Legitimacy and the Changing Regime for Global Financial Regulation,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2-5, 1999.
  • Porter, Tony, “Large-Scale Socio-Technical Systems, Private Epistemic Communities and International Regimes” presented at the International Studies Assoication, Washington DC, February 17, 1999.
  • William D. Coleman and Tony Porter, “International Institutions, Globalization and Democracy: Assessing the Challenges,” presented by William Coleman at the 11th Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics, Globalization and the Good Society, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, July 8-11, 1999.
  • Porter, Tony, “Canada and the Governance of Global Finance: En Route to a More Multilateral Policy,” Conference on Canadian and Mexican Approaches to Multilateralism, Cocoyoc, Mexico, January 31, 1999.
  • Porter, Tony, “Public Authority, Private Authority and Democracy in Global Finance,” presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, March 21, 1998.
  • Porter, Tony, “Organizations, Practices and Power in International Finance,” presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August 29, 1997.
  • Porter, Tony, “Private International Governance and Inter-state Regimes: The Cases of the Chemical and Steel Industries,” presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, June, 1997.
  • Porter, Tony “Power, Structure, and Multilateral Restraint of Capital Mobility”, paper presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, San Francisco, August 29, 1996.
  • Porter, Tony, “Hegemony and the Private Governance of International Industries”, paper presented at the Social Sciences and Humanities/International Studies Association sponsored conference, “Private Power, Public Power and International Regimes”, Victoria BC, August 27-8, 1996. (Revised version of paper presented at April 16 workshop).
  • Porter, Tony, “Private International Institutions and Global Governance,” paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Brock University, June 4, 1996.
  • Porter, Tony, “Hegemony and the Private Governance of International Industries,” paper presented at the International Studies Association sponsored workshop on Private Power, Public Power, and International Regimes, San Diego, April 16, 1996.
  • Porter, Tony, “The Structuration of Global Finance” Paper prepared for the International Political Economy Workshop, April 16, 1996. Paper was not presented in person.
  • Cutler, Claire, Virginia Haufler, and Tony Porter, “Private Authority and International Regimes,” paper presented at the International Studies Association sponsored workshop on Private Power, Public Power, and International Regimes, San Diego, April 16, 1996.
  • “The Late-Modern Knowledge Structure and World Politics,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 1996.
  • “Industry Cycles and the Relationship between Inter-state and Private Regimes,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, February, 1995.
  • “Long Historical Patterns in the Institutional Structure of Global Finance,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., March 30, 1994.       
  • “The State, the Firm, and the Production of Global Securities Markets,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Acapulco, Mexico, March 27, 1993.
  • “International Financial Collaboration Under Stress: The Basle Capital Adequacy Accord,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, June 2, 1992.
  • “Regimes for Regulating Financial Firms,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, March, 1992.
  • “Power, Knowledge, and the Globalization of Equity Markets,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Kingston, Ontario, June 2, 1991.
  • “The Practice of Sovereignty and the Globalization of Financial Services,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, March 22, 1991.
  • “Postmodern Political Realism and International Theory's Third Debate,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC, May, 1990.