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When we started our blog with one year ago in January 2009 many things were unclear: Will it work out to subsume very different empirical fields under the heading of transnational governance? Will we manage to find enough time for blogging? Will blogging influence our research? What issues will be of greatest interest?

At least regarding the last question, our open source blogging software WordPress provides some data, which we present in form of the all-too popular end-of-the-year-listings:

Top 5 blog posts 2009 (in terms of visitors):

  1. Pirate Parties: Transnational mobilization and German elections
  2. Fair Value Accounting and the ‘Inactivity’ of Markets
  3. Fair Value Accounting in Retreat?
  4. The Kindle Controversy: No Right to be a Reader?
  5. Accounting at the G20 London summit: Watering down or walking the talk?

Top 5 search terms guiding visitors to our blog in 2009:

  1. Kindle controversy
  2. Fair value accounting
  3. Transnational governance
  4. Copyright example
  5. Epistemic community

Top 5 tags attached to blog posts in 2009:

  1. Creative Commons
  2. Microfinance / Microcredit
  3. Copyright / Copyright Regime
  4. Development
  5. Transnational governance

Top 5 series started in 2009:

  1. Microcredit Myths (4 posts)
  2. Kindle Controversy (3 posts)
  3. Eastern Frontiers (2 posts)
  4. Transnational Studies and Governance (2 posts)
  5. Wikimania Preview (2 posts)

In total we published 64 posts in 2009, with a total of 63 comments attached to them. While this means we reached our self-imposed goal of publishing at least one post per week, we hope to improve our comment-per-article ratio above the current average of 1 in our second blogging year 2010.

The Book

Governance across borders: transnational fields and transversal themes. Leonhard Dobusch, Philip Mader and Sigrid Quack (eds.), 2013, epubli publishers.
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