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My research focuses on the mutually constitutive interaction of institutions, values, and classifications in public policy governance, as well as their implications for those governed, from a comparative perspective. My work is broadly situated in interpretive and critical policy analysis, and inspired by a Bourdieusian view on categorisation and symbolic power as well as cultural political economy (Sum/Jessop) and its focus on the mutual co-evolution of material structures and norms. My empirical expertise is in migration governance, risk analysis and risk regulation, and the use of artificial intelligence technologies in public administrations. 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

    From fall 2021, I will be contributing to teaching in AORG 107, AORG 323B and AORG 328.

    I look foward to meeting students @UiB ADMORG and discussing their projects and ideas then.

    I am happy to supervise theses in any of my (and neighbouring) areas of expertise.

    (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

    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

    2021/fc: ‘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, with Henry Rothstein, David Demeritt und Li Wang.

    2021: ‘The comparative politics of migration governance in Europe.’ Anghel, Veronica and E. Jones (eds.) Developments in European Politics III, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    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) 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: 

    1. The (colonial) political economy of regulating artificial intelligence technologies in Europe (monograph project with Emma Carmel/Bath)
      • How does the EU regulate AITs, how have regulatory approaches developed over time, and what drives them?
      • What sets AIT regulation apart from other areas of EU regulatory capitalism?
      • How have the EU's convoluted roles as risk regulator, competition state in the global race to AI, dominant power in data colonialism and itself prime user of tech in its own governance projects co-shape AIT regulation?
      • With what effects for the regulatory domain (we illustrate this for the case of AIT-based migration governance in the EU)?
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    2. The political cartography of risk in EU multi-level policymaking
      • How and why do actors at different levels design and use Corona risk maps, biodiversity risk maps, flood and drought risk maps to coordinate policymaking across levels?
      • What norms and assumptions are modelled into the risk maps, by whom and why, and how are these contested?
      • How do risk maps contribute to actors' struggles over legitimacy and influence in the multi-level setting, both in back stage interactions and front stage vis-à-vis citizens/voters?
      • What does the specific form of spatial representation (mapping) of risk contribute to these processes of problem-solving and institutional politics?

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