Dr Franziska Paul

  • Lecturer in Political Economy (Management)

email: Franziska.Paul@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 316, Adam Smith Business School, 2 Discovery Place, Glasgow, G11 6EY

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0206-6153

Biography

Dr Franziska Paul is Lecturer in Political Economy. Franziska holds a PhD in Geography along with an MRes in Human Geography, both from the University of Glasgow, and an MA (Hons) in Geography-Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. Franziska’s research explores issues of ownership and transformation (social, economic, and ecological), with a specific interest in processes of de-privatisation and democratisation.

After completing her PhD on trade union movement building towards a new, radical labour environmentalism focussed on energy democracy, Franziska worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-funded Global Remunicipalisation project. Franziska’s postdoctoral work investigated the public ownership, de-privatisation, and democratisation of key services and infrastructures, including energy, waste, local government, transport, and banking in the US and Germany.

Franziska is involved with the Public Futures database, a collaborative, knowledge exchange initiative and the first comprehensive collection of de-privatisation cases in the world. She is also an Associate on the Public Banking Project, led by Professor Thomas Marois at McMaster University, Canada, which aims to advance pro-public alternatives to finance for green and just transitions.

At College level, Franziska is on the leadership team of the Political Economy Futures Forum (PEFF)

Research interests

Franziska is a member of the School's Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster and on the leadership team of the college-wide Political Economy Futures Forum (PEFF) Interdisciplinary Research Theme.

Areas of expertise:

  • Critical political economy
  • Public and collective ownership
  • Economic democracy
  • Local and regional wealth building
  • Trade union environmentalism

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2024

Paul, F. (2024) From Frustrated Farmers, to Fuck Wallstreet, and Fairer Finance: The Public Banking Movement in the US. American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2024 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 16-20 Apr 2024.

Paul, F. C. (2024) The contested politics of de-privatisation and the shifting terrain of the local state: The case of the Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany. Local Government Studies, (doi: 10.1080/03003930.2023.2298292) (Early Online Publication)

2023

Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2023) The People versus TINA: The Public Banking Movement in California, USA. International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) 13th Annual Conference In Political Economy: The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold, Madrid, Spain, 06-08 Sep 2023.

Paul, F. , Cumbers, A. and Brown, G. (2023) People Power: Movements for Public Ownership and Energy Transition in the US. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2023, London, UK, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2023.

Paul, F. C. and Cumbers, A. (2023) The return of the local state? Failing neoliberalism, remunicipalisation, and the role of the state in advanced capitalism. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 55(1), pp. 165-183. (doi: 10.1177/0308518X211050407)

2022

Paul, F. (2022) Exploring the Multifaceted Motivations Behind Remunicipalisation: The Case of the Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany. IGU Commission Geography of Governance International Conference: Local Governance in a Time of Global Emergencies, Mexico City, Mexico, 29-31 Aug 2022.

Weghmann, V., Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2022) Struggles for Democratic Participation in the German Post-Remunicipalisation Process. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Conference: Fractious Connections: Anarchy, Activism, Coordination, and Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9-11 Jul 2022.

Paul, F. (2022) Nation-building and Local Government in Germany: Daseinsvorsorge. Shifting Narratives: The Political Economy Of Public Spending, Services, and Production (PSSP) Conference, Online, 27-30 Jun 2022.

Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2022) The Return of the Local State? Failing Neoliberalism, Remunicipalisation, and the Role of the State in Advanced Capitalism. 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG): Territorial Development: Evolution, Innovation, Disruption and Marginalisation under the Anthropocene and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dublin, Ireland, 07-10 Jun 2022.

Cumbers, A. , Pearson, B. , Stegemann, L. and Paul, F. (2022) Mapping Remunicipalisation: Emergent Trends in the Global Deprivatisation Process. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Cumbers, A. and Paul, F. (2022) Remunicipalisation, mutating neoliberalism, and the conjuncture. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 54(1), pp. 197-217. (doi: 10.1111/anti.12761)

2021

Pearson, B. , Paul, F. , Cumbers, A. and Stegemann, L. (2021) Public Futures Database Report. Technical Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Paul, F. C. (2021) Das globale phänomen der rekommunalisierung: zwischen mutierendem neoliberalismus und der politisierung öffentlicher güter. Kurswechsel, 2021(4),

2020

Cumbers, A. and Paul, F. (2020) Adapting to the political moment and diverse terrain of 'actually existing municipalisms'. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 74, pp. 40-53. (doi: 10.3898/SOUN.74.03.2020)

Paul, F. C. (2020) Exploring the role of ‘the public’ in social economics: public ownership and the solidarity city? Space and Polity, 24(3), pp. 314-316. (doi: 10.1080/13562576.2020.1787138)

2019

Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2019) Democratisation by Design or Default? Global Remunicipalisation and the Post-Neoliberal Turn. Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference, London, UK, 27-30 Aug 2019.

2018

Paul, F. (2018) “No jobs on a dead planet”: energy democracy, public ownership and union opposition to mega-energy projects. Renewal: a Journal of Social Democracy, 26(3), pp. 21-29.

Paul, F. C. (2018) Deep entanglements: history, space and (energy) struggle in the German Energiewende. Geoforum, 91, pp. 1-9. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.02.017)

Paul, F. (2018) Power to the People: Energy Democracy, Labour Environmentalism, and the Struggle for Public Ownership. American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2018 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-14 Apr 2018.

2017

Paul, F. (2017) Calling for Just Transition: Trade Unions and the Fight for Energy Democracy. The Just Transition 2018 Conference: The Just Transition towards a Low-Carbon Economy – Integrating Climate, Energy and Environmental Justice, Edinburgh, UK, 01-02 Mar 2018.

Paul, F. (2017) “Resist! Reclaim! Restructure!”: Labour’s Involvement in Energy Democracy Struggles. In: Beyond Oil Conference 2017: Mobilizing alternative futures, Bergen, Norway, 24-27 Oct 2017,

Paul, F. (2017) From Global Kinds of Knowledge to Frontline Struggles: Labour Environmentalism and the Fight for Energy Democracy. Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference 2017, London, UK, 29 Aug- 01 Sep 2017.

2016

Paul, F. (2016) The State and Its Others: Proposing Energy Democracy as a Framework for Relational Energy Politics in the German Energiewende. Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference 2016, London, UK, 30 Aug- 02 Sep 2016.

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Articles

Paul, F. C. (2024) The contested politics of de-privatisation and the shifting terrain of the local state: The case of the Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany. Local Government Studies, (doi: 10.1080/03003930.2023.2298292) (Early Online Publication)

Paul, F. C. and Cumbers, A. (2023) The return of the local state? Failing neoliberalism, remunicipalisation, and the role of the state in advanced capitalism. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 55(1), pp. 165-183. (doi: 10.1177/0308518X211050407)

Cumbers, A. and Paul, F. (2022) Remunicipalisation, mutating neoliberalism, and the conjuncture. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 54(1), pp. 197-217. (doi: 10.1111/anti.12761)

Paul, F. C. (2021) Das globale phänomen der rekommunalisierung: zwischen mutierendem neoliberalismus und der politisierung öffentlicher güter. Kurswechsel, 2021(4),

Cumbers, A. and Paul, F. (2020) Adapting to the political moment and diverse terrain of 'actually existing municipalisms'. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 74, pp. 40-53. (doi: 10.3898/SOUN.74.03.2020)

Paul, F. C. (2020) Exploring the role of ‘the public’ in social economics: public ownership and the solidarity city? Space and Polity, 24(3), pp. 314-316. (doi: 10.1080/13562576.2020.1787138)

Paul, F. (2018) “No jobs on a dead planet”: energy democracy, public ownership and union opposition to mega-energy projects. Renewal: a Journal of Social Democracy, 26(3), pp. 21-29.

Paul, F. C. (2018) Deep entanglements: history, space and (energy) struggle in the German Energiewende. Geoforum, 91, pp. 1-9. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.02.017)

Research Reports or Papers

Cumbers, A. , Pearson, B. , Stegemann, L. and Paul, F. (2022) Mapping Remunicipalisation: Emergent Trends in the Global Deprivatisation Process. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Pearson, B. , Paul, F. , Cumbers, A. and Stegemann, L. (2021) Public Futures Database Report. Technical Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Paul, F. (2024) From Frustrated Farmers, to Fuck Wallstreet, and Fairer Finance: The Public Banking Movement in the US. American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2024 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 16-20 Apr 2024.

Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2023) The People versus TINA: The Public Banking Movement in California, USA. International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) 13th Annual Conference In Political Economy: The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold, Madrid, Spain, 06-08 Sep 2023.

Paul, F. , Cumbers, A. and Brown, G. (2023) People Power: Movements for Public Ownership and Energy Transition in the US. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2023, London, UK, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2023.

Paul, F. (2022) Exploring the Multifaceted Motivations Behind Remunicipalisation: The Case of the Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany. IGU Commission Geography of Governance International Conference: Local Governance in a Time of Global Emergencies, Mexico City, Mexico, 29-31 Aug 2022.

Weghmann, V., Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2022) Struggles for Democratic Participation in the German Post-Remunicipalisation Process. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Conference: Fractious Connections: Anarchy, Activism, Coordination, and Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9-11 Jul 2022.

Paul, F. (2022) Nation-building and Local Government in Germany: Daseinsvorsorge. Shifting Narratives: The Political Economy Of Public Spending, Services, and Production (PSSP) Conference, Online, 27-30 Jun 2022.

Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2022) The Return of the Local State? Failing Neoliberalism, Remunicipalisation, and the Role of the State in Advanced Capitalism. 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG): Territorial Development: Evolution, Innovation, Disruption and Marginalisation under the Anthropocene and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dublin, Ireland, 07-10 Jun 2022.

Paul, F. and Cumbers, A. (2019) Democratisation by Design or Default? Global Remunicipalisation and the Post-Neoliberal Turn. Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference, London, UK, 27-30 Aug 2019.

Paul, F. (2018) Power to the People: Energy Democracy, Labour Environmentalism, and the Struggle for Public Ownership. American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2018 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-14 Apr 2018.

Paul, F. (2017) Calling for Just Transition: Trade Unions and the Fight for Energy Democracy. The Just Transition 2018 Conference: The Just Transition towards a Low-Carbon Economy – Integrating Climate, Energy and Environmental Justice, Edinburgh, UK, 01-02 Mar 2018.

Paul, F. (2017) From Global Kinds of Knowledge to Frontline Struggles: Labour Environmentalism and the Fight for Energy Democracy. Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference 2017, London, UK, 29 Aug- 01 Sep 2017.

Paul, F. (2016) The State and Its Others: Proposing Energy Democracy as a Framework for Relational Energy Politics in the German Energiewende. Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference 2016, London, UK, 30 Aug- 02 Sep 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Paul, F. (2017) “Resist! Reclaim! Restructure!”: Labour’s Involvement in Energy Democracy Struggles. In: Beyond Oil Conference 2017: Mobilizing alternative futures, Bergen, Norway, 24-27 Oct 2017,

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Grants

  • New Interdisciplinary Research Theme, College of Social Sciences (£30,000): “Political Economy Futures Forum” (PEFF), Co-Lead/ IRT Leadership Team, 2024-2027
  • International Partnership Development Fund (£4,710): “Establishing a Transnational Research Network on Public Banking”, PI, 2023-2024
  • Norges Forskningsråd/ Research Council of Norway (£46,000 for Glasgow team; full award: £883,000): “Phasing in and phasing out: Reworking labour and energy transitions in the North Sea” (PHASE). Co-I (/PI Glasgow team). Project Lead: Dr Camilla Houeland at Fafo, Norway, 2024-2028
  • Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Flexible Fund (£12,600): “Building a Global Database on Remunicipalisation”, Co-I with Prof Andrew Cumbers, 2020-2021

Supervision

Franziska is interested in supervising doctoral research that relates to alternative economic approaches as well as research into contemporary labour issues. Specific areas of interest include:

  • local or community wealth building
  • cooperative, public and/or collective ownership
  • the social economy
  • questions of wealth
  • trade union environmentalism
  • just transition
  • and decent work.

Teaching

Current teaching:

  • Management Issues and Controversies (MGT5264, PGT)
  • Economic Crisis and Depressions (MGT4063, UG Hons)
  • Entrepreneurship (MGT2014, UG)

Franziska also supervises dissertations at UG Hons (MGT4002P) and PGT level (BUS5045P/ BUS5046P).

Additional information

Knowledge exchange and public speaking engagements:

2024

2023

2022

2021