Ms Franziska Paul

  • Research Associate in Global Remunicipalisation (Management)

telephone: 01413301917


Franziska Christina Paul is Research Associate in Global Remunicipalisation in the Adam Smith Business School and is currently in the final stages of her ESRC-funded PhD in Geography at the University of Glasgow. Her doctoral research focusses on the neoliberalisation of nature, trade union environmentalism and energy democracy demands.

Franziska currently works on a European Research Council grant titled “Global Remuncipalisation and the Post-Neoliberal Turn” with Professor Andrew Cumbers. The project critically interrogates the growing phenomenon of remunicipalisation and its implications for an emerging post-neoliberal urbanism and will employ a multi-method transnational comparative analysis over five years.

Research interests

Franziska is a member of the School's Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Municipal power
  • Public ownership and democratisation
  • Economic democracy
  • Political geography and spatial politics
  • Labour environmentalism

Additional information

Prior to the PhD, Franziska received a first-class joint honours degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Aberdeen (2010-2014) and graduated with distinction from the MRes in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow (2014-2015). At both undergraduate and postgraduate level, Franziska received prizes for best overall performance and highest standard dissertation submitted.

Franziska was recently invited to contribute to a special issue of Renewal, a leading non-academic journal for political commentary: Paul, F. 2018. “No Jobs on a Dead Planet”: Energy Democracy, Public Ownership and Union Opposition to Mega-Energy Projects. Renewal, 26(3): 21-29