The year 2013 has been our fifth year of blogging and its highlight was the publication of our blogbook “Governance across borders: transnational fields and transversal themes“. By selecting and thematically grouping the articles into an edited volume, we make it easier for potential readers to grasp lines of arguments and common themes that span single blog posts. We’ve also found that many of our posts had a more lasting effect than expected, evidently supplying information and insights worth preserving in a more structured format. The book is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license and available as an on-demand-printed edition, as a PDF (10.1 MB) and as an Epub (1.1 MB) file.

Of course, we also continued blogging and, as every year, we are happy to present some statistics:

Top 5 blog posts 2013 (in terms of visitors):

  1. Measuring the “Adoption” of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs)
  2. In partial agreement with SKS on what caused the Indian Microfinance Crash
  3. The State of IFRS in Africa: Is IFRS in Disarray?*
  4. Copyright Implications of the Gangnam Style Phenomenon
  5. The “invisible epidemic”: non-communicable diseases

* also #1 in the Top 5 of 2012

Top 5 search terms guiding visitors to our blog in 2013:

  1. methodological nationalism
  2. Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis (also #1 in 2011 and 2012)
  3. milford bateman microfinance
  4. cc (also #5 in 2012)
  5. securitization

Top 5 countries our visitors came from in 2013 (last year’s position in brackets):

  1. United States (1)
  2. India (3)
  3. Germany (2)
  4. United Kingdom (4)
  5. Canada (5)

Top 5 tags attached to blog posts in 2013:

  1. Microfinance (10 out of 52 in 2013)
  2. Social Movements (6/19)
  3. transnational governance (5/20)
  4. poverty (4/9)
  5. Wikimedia (4/14)

Top series in 2013:

  1. Algorithm Regulation (2 out of 5 posts in 2013)
  2. Bordercrossing Books (2/11)

In total we published 61 new posts in 2013, which is eight more than last year but still three posts short of our all-time high of 64 in our first year of blogging 2009, and we received 166 comments (including our own trackbacks to previous articles, up 15 compared to 2012). Finally, we proudly present the overall development in visitor numbers, which rose to over 40,000 for the first time in 2013: