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I work at the intersection of sociology, politics and political economy to investigate how social and political order is imgained, produced and contested in a range of empirical contexts.
There are three strands to my current work. First, theorising governance and governance analysis as regimes of governing practices. Second, I have a new strand of research investigating the socio-political implications of emerging digital statehoods and the use of digital and algorithmic tools as governing practices. Third, I continue my long-standing work on how governance of migration shapes social relations and political economy in/beyond Europe. I have particular methodological expertise in qualitative comparative research.
I have supervised and co-supervised more than 10 PhD students, and have twice been nominated for a university prize for excellence in doctoral supervision. I am always keen to hear from committed students working in my broad research areas.
I am the Director of Studies for the MSc in Public Policy, our parti-time, distance-learning/resdiential programme for policy professionals.
My other roles include editorial board membership of the Italian Journal of Social Policy, and I have also been Editor and Co-editor of the Journal of European Social Policy.
- Governance analysis: society, politics and policy
- Digital statehoods: AI and automation as governing practices and their implications
- Migration governance and the production of socio-political order(s) in the EU and beyond.
- Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe: An analysis of Portability Regimes of Social Security Rights (TRANSWEL)
- Fellowship supervisor to Dr Thanos Maroukis on Jobs-to-Rent.
Recent blog posts
Current research students
- Nadege Ade: Governing healthcare: introducing universal healthcare system in Burkina Faso
- Jorge Garcia Castro: Public sector reform programmes: translation of a transnational policy agenda in Mexico and Spain
- King Papież: Transnational belonging and social rights of Polish migrants in the UK
- Anna Kvittingen: 'vulnerability' and '(in)visibility of refugees in Jordan
- Bo Donoghue: The false equivalency: liberty and domination in gig economy work
- Pamela Bernales-Baksai: Policy architectures, social practices: comparing health systems in Chile, Bolivia and Uruguay
- Lydia Medland: Fair food? View from a global food system enclave
- Alfred Carr: Migrants' experience of mental health services: Ghanaians in Calgary
Recent research students
- Jenny Harlock: Governance of voluntary sector in social care
- Regine Paul: Political economy of border drawing in labour migration
- Thomais Massala: Financialisation and UK pension system governance
- Fiona Morgan: Governance of informal care as a social risk in England
- Berenice Scandone: British-born Bangladeshi women in higher education: intersectional experiences and identities
History, Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford
Social Policy , Master of Arts, University of York
Social Policy , Doctor of Philosophy, University of York
Assessing the governance of the health policymaking process using a new governance tool: the case of LebanonCarmel, E., Hamra, R., Siddiqui, S. & Ammar, W., 15 Jun 2020, In: Health Research Policy and Systems. 18, 1, 66.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Beyond welfare chauvinism and deservingness. Rationales of belonging as a conceptual framework for the politics and governance of migrants’ rightsCarmel, E. & Sojka, B., 24 Jul 2020, In: Journal of Social Policy. 0, 0, p. 1-23 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
Beyond the Rights-Bearing EU Mobile Citizen: Governing Inequality and Privilege in European Union Social SecurityCarmel, E., Sojka, B. & Papiez, K., 2019, Boundaries of European Social Citizenship. Amelina, A., Carmel, E., Runfors, A. & Scheibelhofer, E. (eds.). London: Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens’ Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and ExperiencesCarmel, E. (ed.), Amelina, A. (ed.), Runfors, A. (ed.) & Scheibelhofer, E. (ed.), 2019, London: Routledge. 230 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book