Research Articles Archive - Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


Indigenous-Municipal Legal and Governance Relationships

September 23, 2021

Close to half of all Indigenous Peoples in Canada live in urban areas. Although the Canadian constitution and case law set out the responsibilities of provincial and federal governments to Indigenous Peoples, they shed little light on the relationships between...

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FORCEDENTRY: NSO Group iMessage Zero-Click Exploit Captured in the Wild

September 13, 2021

While analyzing the phone of a Saudi activist infected with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, Citizen Lab researchers discovered a zero-day zero-click exploit against iMessage. The exploit, which we call FORCEDENTRY, targets Apple’s image rendering library, and was effective against Apple...

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Technological Change and Obsolete Skills: Evidence from Men’s Professional Tennis

September 10, 2021

Technological innovation can raise the returns to some skills while making others less valuable or even obsolete. Ian Fillmore, along with Munk School’s Jonathan Hall, study the effects of such skill-altering technological change in the context of men’s professional tennis,...

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Ontario as a case study for modernizing Home Child Care licensing and support

September 8, 2021

In this study, researchers including the Munk School’s Linda White demonstrate why oversight and monitoring of the home child care (HCC) sector deserves more scrutiny and policy attention in Canada. Focusing on Ontario as a key case given its population...

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Xi Jinping-Style Control and Civil Society Responses

September 2, 2021

Diana Fu and Emile Dirks argue in the China Leadership Monitor that a new strategy for engaging civil society actors in both mainland China and Hong Kong is needed. Read the article. 

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The Stories They Tell: What INGO Mission Statements Reveal about their Authority

September 2, 2021

Wendy Wong co-authors an article in Global Society journal about how INGOs make authority claims to their audiences via their mission statements. Drawing on existing research on INGOs and global governance, the authors identify five dimensions of authority: accountability, representativeness,...

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No Access LGBTIQ Website Censorship in Six Countries

September 1, 2021

A new report from the Citizen Lab, OutRight Action International, and the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) documents the state of website censorship in some of the most challenging countries in the world for LGBTIQ communities. Read the report

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From Pearl to Pegasus: Bahraini Government Hacks Activists with NSO Group Zero-Click iPhone Exploits

August 24, 2021

Citizen Lab researchers identified nine Bahraini activists whose iPhones were successfully hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware between June 2020 and February 2021. Read the report.    

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Policing, Recognition, and the Bind of Legal Cynicism

August 23, 2021

Researchers Holly Campeau, Ron Levi, and Todd Foglesong draw on a unique dataset of 60 semi-structured interviews with recently arrested suspects in Cleveland, Ohio, a city currently under federal consent decree due to police use of excessive force. Through these...

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Does Talking to the Other Side Reduce Inter-party Hostility? Evidence from Three Studies

August 17, 2021

According to recent scholarship, citizens in various Western democracies show a growing sense of dislike and distrust toward members of opposing political parties. While political communication processes have been shown to influence inter-party hostility, the literature has so far focused...

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