Whelan, C. and Molnar, A. (Forthcoming). Securing Mega-Events: Strategies, Organisation and Tensions. Crime Prevention and Security Management Series. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

refereed journal articles and book chapters


Molnar, A., Whelan, C. and Boyle, P. 2018. “Securing the Brisbane 2014 G20 in the wake of the Toronto 2010 G20: ‘failure-inspired’ learning in public order policing”, British Journal of Criminology. Online first.

Parsons, C. and Molnar, A. 2018. “Government Surveillance Accountability: The Failures of Contemporary Canadian Interception Reports”, Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.

Fullenwieder, L., and Molnar, A. 2018. “Settler Colonial Governance and Privacy: Canada’s Indian Residential School Agreement, ‘Reconciliation’, and the Mediation of State-based Violence”, Special Issue: Privacy at the Margins, International Journal of Communication.


Molnar, A. 2017. “Technology, Law, and the Formation of (il)Liberal Democracy?”, Surveillance & Society, 15(3/4), 381-388.

Molnar, A., Parsons, C. and Zouave, E. 2017. “Computer Network Operations and Rule-with-Law in Australia”, Internet Policy Review, 6(1), 1-14.

Whelan, C. and Molnar, A. 2017. “Managing Flows at Mega-Events: Taking Account of Internal and External Flows in Public Order Policing Operations”, Global Crime, 18(3), 176-197. (online first).

Whelan, C. and Molnar, A. 2017. Policing Political Mega-Events Through ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ Tactics: Reflections on Local and Organisational Tensions in Public Order Policing. Policing and Society, 1-15. (online first).


Molnar, A. and Parsons, C. 2016. “Drones and Law Enforcement in Australia and Canada: Governance Through ‘Privacy’ in an Era of Counter-Law?”, In Security, Surveillance and Law in Comparative Context, Randy Lippert, Kevin Walby, Ian Warren and Darren Palmer (eds). New York: Palgrave-MacMillan.

Monaghan, J. and Molnar, A. 2016. “Radicalization Theories, Policing Practices, and “The Future of Terrorism?”, Critical Terrorism Studies, 9(3), 393-413.


Molnar, A. 2015. “The Geo-Historical Legacies of Urban Securitization and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics”, Geographical Journal, 181(3), 235-241.

Kitchen, V. and Molnar, A. 2015. “The Promise and Perils of Integrated Security Networks,” In Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism: Radical and Connected, Martin Bouchard (ed). New York: Routledge, 175-195.

Bennett, C., Molnar, A. and Parsons, C. 2015. “The Surveillance of Social Networking and the Social Value of Privacy.” In Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Beate Roessler and Dorota Mokrosinska (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 202-222.


Bennett, C., Parsons, C. and Molnar, A. 2014. “Real and Substantial Connections: Enforcing Canadian Privacy Laws Against American Social Networking Companies”, Journal of Law, Information & Science, 23(1), 50-74.


Bennett, C., Parsons, C. and Molnar, A. 2013. “Forgetting and the Right to be Forgotten”, In Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection: Reloading Data Protection, Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes and Paul De Hert (eds). Springer: London, 41-59.

Snider, L. and Molnar, A. 2013. “The ‘Great Unwatched’ and the ‘Lightly Touched’: Surveillance and Stock Market Fraud”, In The Surveillance-Industrial Complex: A Political Economy of Surveillance, Kirstie Ball and Laureen Snider (eds). London: Routledge, 122-138.


Molnar, A. and Snider, L. 2011. “Mega-events, Mega-profits: Unpacking the Vancouver 2010 Security-Development Nexus”, In Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events, Colin J. Bennett and Kevin D. Haggerty (eds). New York: Routledge, 150-168.

Molnar, A. 2009. “Recasting Racial (In)Justice: Beyond the Economy/Culture Divide,” in Racism, Identity, and Justice: Critical Dialogue on the Politics of Inequality and Change, Hier, Lett, Bolaria (eds). Halifax: Fernwood Press.

consultancy reports

Parsons, C. and Molnar, A. and  2013. “Watching Below: Dimensions of Surveillance-by-UAVs in Canada”, Block G Privacy and Security Consulting, October 2013.

Parsons, C. and Molnar, A. 2013. “The BC Services Card: Drivers, Architectures, Risks”, Block G Privacy and Security Consulting, February 2013.

reports to government

Bracken-Roche, C.; Lyon, D; Mansour, M.; Molnar, A.; Saulnier, A.; Thompson, S. 2014. “Privacy implications of the Spread of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Canada”. A Report to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canda, under the 2013-2014 Contributions Program.

Molnar, A. 2009. “Security, Privacy and Mega-events”, Report prepared for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Ottawa: OPC.

dissertation and thesis

Molnar, A. 2014. “In the Shadow of the Spectacle: Security and Policing Legacies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics,” PhD Dissertation, Political Science, University of Victoria.

Molnar, A. 2008. “Towards a Realist-Informed Integrated Theory of Social Justice,” MA Thesis, Sociology, University of Victoria.

op-eds / media commentaries

Mann, M., Molnar, A. and Warren, I. 2017. “Spyware Merchants: What are the Risks of the Government’s Use of Third-party Hacking tools?”, ABC News, Last Accessed 14 August, 2017. Available from: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-21/government-spyware-what-are-the-risks-of-using-third-party-tools/8732250

Molnar, A. 2015. ‘Your face is part of Australia’s newest ‘national security weapon’: should you be concerned?’, The Conversation, Last Accessed September 20, 2015. http://theconversation.com/your-face-is-part-of-australias-national-security-weapon-should-you-be-concerned-47364

Molnar, A. 2015. ‘Broadening Powers of Lawful Disruption Into Cyberspace’, Mackenzie Institute May Newsletter 2015. Ottawa, Canada.

Molnar, A. and Daly, A. 2015. “What ‘safeguards’ are in Australia’s data retention plans?’, The Conversation, Last Accessed August 27, 2015. http://theconversation.com/what-safeguards-are-in-australias-data-retention-plans-38237

Daly, A. and Molnar, A. 2015. “Data retention plan amended for journalists, but is it enough?”, The Conversation, Last Accessed August 27, 2015. http://theconversation.com/data-retention-plan-amended-for-journalists-but-is-it-enough-38896

Molnar, A. 2014. ‘Canada needs privacy rules for drones’, The Ottawa Citizen, Op-Ed, April 8, 2014.

Molnar, A. 2014. ‘Considering Access to Australian Telecoms’, ThoughtWorks Privacy Workshop, October 17, 2014. Deakin Edge, Melbourne, Australia.

book reviews

Molnar, A. 2009. Review of the book “Technologies of Insecurity: The Surveillance of Everyday Life”, Franko Aas et al. (eds) 2008 in Surveillance and Society.

guest blog posts and other commentaries

Smart Chip, Simple Illusions: NFC and the BC Services Card (Technology, Thoughts, and Trinkets)

The Olympic Divide: From Torino to London (Security Games Web Project)


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