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Regine Paul

Professor, Professor in Political Science
  • E-mailregine.paul@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Christies Gate 15
    5020 Bergen
    Room 
    15.210
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Regine's research focuses on comparative public policy governance and is broadly situated in interpretive and critical policy analysis, inspired by constructivist political sociology, science and technology studies, as well as cultural political economy. I am exploring the interactions and effects of norms, knowledge claims, meaning-making, as well as material structures and power relations in public policy. My empirical expertise is in migration governance, risk analysis and risk regulation, and the use and regulation of artificial intelligence technologies in public administrations.

I am Editor of Critical Policy Studies, and I recently published Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations. Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe (short intro here) as well as the co-edited Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration (short promotional video here). I am currently also co-editing the Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence (Elgar).

    I am course responsible for the Elective The Politics and Governance of Migration (GOV 360-2) at the MA level, and International Organisations and the European Union (GOV 107) at the BA level. I also teach on public policy, the governance of and with AI, decolonial political economy, as well as research design, qualitative and comparative methods.

    I am happy to supervise BA and MA theses in any of these broad areas of expertise.

    I was part of a working group to reform our English MA into the Politics and Governance of Global Challenges around a student-centred project-based learning approach, which came to attract the highest applicants-student places-ratio at the whole university in 2023.

    In 2022, I was awarded the status as "Excellent Teacher" by the Social Sciences Faculty.

    (only publications since 2015 listed here, for more details see my researchgate account)

     

    Monographies

    2021: Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administration. Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe. London: Routledge (Series ‘Studies in Governance and Public Policy’)  

    2015: The Political Economy of Border Drawing. Arranging Legality in European Labor Migration Policies. Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books (paperback edition published in 2019)

     

    Edited volumes

    2021: Handbook of the Governance and Politics of Migration. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with Emma Carmel and Katharina Lenner)

    2017: Society, Regulation and Governance: New Modes of Social Change?, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (with Marc Mölders, Alfons Bora, Michael Huber and Peter Münte)

     

    Peer-reviewed articles

    2023: ‘European Artificial Intelligence “trusted throughout the world”: The risk-based fashioning of a competitive common AI market’, Regulation & Governance, First online.

    2022: 'Can Critical Policy Studies outsmart AI? Research agenda on artificial intelligence technologies and public policy', Critical Policy Studies 16(4)

    2022: 'Peace and prosperity for the digital age? The colonial political economy of European AI governance', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 41(2)with Emma Carmel

    2020: ‘Analyse and rule? A conceptual framework for explaining the variable appeals of ex-ante evaluation in policymaking’, der moderne staat – Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management 13(1), 124-142. doi: 10.3224/dms.v13i1.11

    2020: ‘Why regulators assess risk differently: Regulatory style, business organization, and the varied practice of risk-based food safety inspections across the EU’, Regulation & Governance [Impact Factor: 2.792], online first 19 May, with Olivier Borraz et al., doi: 10.1111/rego.12320

    2020: ‘The boundary conditions for regulation: Welfare systems, state traditions & the varied governance of work safety in Europe’, Governance[Impact Factor: 3.643] (part of a special issue ‘Varieties of regulatory capitalism’, edited by M. Guidi, I. Guardiancich and D. Levi-Faur), with Henry Rothstein and David Demeritt

    2019: ‘Towards a new ontology of crisis? Resilience in EU Migration governance?’, European Security [Impact Factor: 1.453], 28(4): 393-412, with Christof Roos

    2019: ‘Varieties of risk regulation in Europe: coordination, complementarity & occupational safety in capitalist welfare states’, Socio-Economic Review , 17(4): 393-412, with Henry Rothstein et al.

    2017: ‘Harmonization by risk analysis? Frontex and the risk-based governance of European border control.’ Journal of European Integration , 39(6): 689-706.

    2016: ‘Negotiating varieties of capitalism? Crisis and change in contemporary British and German labor migration policies.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies [Impact Factor: 2.297], 42(10), 1631-1650.

    2016: ‘Risk-based governance against national obstacles? Comparative dynamics of Europeanization in Dutch, French and German flooding policies.’ Journal of Risk Research , 19(8): 1043-1062, with Fréderic Bouder and Mara Wesseling.

     

    Book chapters

    2022: ‘True to type? How governance traditions shaped responses to Covid-19 in China, Germany, UK and USA’, in Brown, P. and J. Zinn (Hrsg.) COVID-19 – From the perspective of the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty, London: Routledge, pp. 115-143, with Henry Rothstein, David Demeritt und Li Wang.

    2022: ‘The comparative politics of migration governance in Europe.’ Anghel, Veronica and E. Jones (eds.) Developments in European Politics III, London: Bloomsbury, pp. 137-150.

    2021: ‘The governance and politics of international migration: A conceptual-analytical map.’ Carmel, E., Lenner, K. and R. Paul (eds.) Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, with Emma Carmel and Katharina Lenner.

    2019: ‘The political ordering of migrant workers: Comparative governance analysis of European labour migration policies’. Carmel, E. (ed.): Governance Analysis: A New Approach to Politics, Policy and Practice, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 93-111.

    2018: ‘How ‘low-skilled’ migrant workers are made: border-drawing in migration policy’, Rijken, C. and T. de Lange (eds. ) Towards a Decent Labour Market for Low Waged Migrant Workers, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 57-78.

    2018: ‘Risk as a governance tool in European border control’, Weinar, A., Bonjour, S., and L. Zhyznomirska (eds.): Handbook on the Politics of Migration in Europe, London: Routledge, p. 227-238.

    2017: ‘Shaping society: New modes of social change in regulation and governance? An introduction.’ Paul, R., Mölders, M., Bora, A., Huber, M. and P. Münte (eds.) Society, Regulation and Governance: New Modes of Social Change?, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, with Marc Mölders, p. 1-12.

    2017: ‘Risk: new issue or new tool in regulation and governance research?’ Paul, R., Mölders, M., Bora, A., Huber, M. and P. Münte (eds.) Society, Regulation and Governance: New Modes of Social Change?, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 59-74.

    • Show author(s) (2024). Fifteen years of Critical Policy Studies: achievements, challenges, and the tensions of growth. Critical Policy Studies.
    • Show author(s) (2023). European artificial intelligence “trusted throughout the world”: Risk-based regulation and the fashioning of a competitive common AI market. Regulation & Governance.
    • Show author(s) (2023). Democratizing science is an urgent, collective, and continuous project: expanding the boundaries of critical policy studies. Critical Policy Studies. 1-3.
    • Show author(s) (2022). True to Type? How Governance Traditions Shaped Responses to Covid-19 in China, Germany, UK, and USA. -100 pages.
    • Show author(s) (2022). The Comparative Politics of Migration Governance in Europe. -136 pages.
    • Show author(s) (2022). On the social relevance of Critical Policy Studies in times of turmoil. Critical Policy Studies. 131-132.
    • Show author(s) (2022). Can critical policy studies outsmart AI? Research agenda on artificial intelligence technologies and public policy. Critical Policy Studies. 497-509.
    • Show author(s) (2021). Varieties of Risk Analysis in Public Administrations: Problem-Solving and Polity Policies in Europe.
    • Show author(s) (2021). The governance and politics of migration: a conceptual-analytical map. 1-23. In:
      • Show author(s) (2021). Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration. Edward Elgar Publishing.
    • Show author(s) (2021). Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration. Edward Elgar Publishing.
    • Show author(s) (2020). Why regulators assess risk differently: Regulatory style, business organization, and the varied practice of risk-based food safety inspections across the EU. Regulation & Governance.
    • Show author(s) (2020). The boundary conditions for regulation: Welfare systems, state traditions & the varied governance of work safety in Europe. Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions. 21-39.
    • Show author(s) (2020). Analyse and rule? A conceptual framework for explaining the variable appeals of ex-ante evaluation in policymaking. Der moderne Staat. 124-142.
    • Show author(s) (2019). Varieties of risk regulation in Europe: coordination, complementarity & occupational safety in capitalist welfare states. Socio-Economic Review. 393-412.
    • Show author(s) (2019). Towards a new ontology of crisis? Resilience in EU Migration governance? European Security. 393-412.
    • Show author(s) (2019). The political ordering of migrant workers: Comparative governance analysis of European labour migration policies. 19 pages.
    • Show author(s) (2017). Harmonization by risk analysis? Frontex and the risk-based governance of European border control. Journal of European Integration. 689-706.
    • Show author(s) (2016). Risk-based governance against national obstacles? Comparative dynamics of Europeanization in Dutch, French, and German flooding policies. Journal of Risk Research. 1043-1062.
    • Show author(s) (2016). Negotiating varieties of capitalism? Crisis and change in contemporary British and German labor migration policies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 1631-1650.
    • Show author(s) (2016). Against all odds? Explaining the diffusion of risk-based regulation in Germany’s federal system. Der moderne Staat. 325-352.
    • Show author(s) (2015). Risk-based regulation in continental Europe? Explaining the corporatist turn to risk in German work safety policies. European Policy Analysis. 5-33.
    • Show author(s) (2013). Strategic contextualisation: free movement, labour migration policies and the governance of foreign workers in Europe. Policy Studies. 122-141.
    • Show author(s) (2013). Migration, mobility and rights regulation in the EU. Policy Studies. 113-121.
    • Show author(s) (2013). Complex stratification: Understanding European Union governance of migrant rights. Regions and Cohesion. 56-85.
    • Show author(s) (2012). Limits of the competition state: The cultural political economy of European labour migration policies. Critical Policy Studies. 37-401.

    More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

    My on-going research focuses on 

    The politics of regulating artificial intelligence technologies in Europe (and beyond)

    1. How have the EU's convoluted roles and identities as normative power for democracy and fundamental rights, as market power and competition state in the global race to AI, as dominant power in data colonialism, and not least as prime user of tech in its own governance projects co-shaped its AIT regulation? How are struggles and conflicting rationalities emerging from these multiple identities being negotiated by different actors in concrete policy practice (e.g. in so-called sandboxes, in EU-funded educational programs for public sector officials, or in negotiations with third countries) and to what effect? (monograph project with Elgar or Bloomsbury)
    2. How does the EU's AI governance approach shape digital sovereignty and experiences with AI in the global south? (pending: ZiF project with Adekemi Omotubora, Subhajit Basu and Carolina Isaza)
    3. How can we understand the emerging governance frameworks and political struggles over generative AI? (pending: FRIPRO project with Bernard Enjolras et al)
    4. How can we conceptualise and analyse AI-related reconfigurations in the global political economy? (with Daniel Mügge)

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