Selected publications



Lehner, L., Gribi, J., Hoffmann, K., K.T. Paul, & R. Kutalek (2021) Beyond the “information deficit model” – understanding vaccine-hesitant attitudes of midwives in Austria: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 21, 1671 (2021).

Paul, K.T., J.-M. Eberl & J. Partheymüller (2021)  Policy-Relevant Attitudes Toward Covid-19 Vaccination: Associations with Demography, Health Risk, and Social and Political Factors. Frontiers in Public Health (in press).

Datta, S., Kieslich, K., Paul, K.T., Samuels, G., and B. Prainsack (2021). Rethinking value construction in biomedicine and health care. Biosocieties, online first.

Paul, K.T. & Palfinger, T. (2020). Walking the (argumentative) talk using citizen science: involving young people in a critical policy analysis of vaccination policy in Austria. Evidence & Policy, 16(2): pp. 229-247. 

Heigl, F., Kieslinger, B., Paul, K.T., Uhlik, J., Frigerio, D. and Dörler, D., 2020. Co-Creating and Implementing Quality Criteria for Citizen Science. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 5(1), p.23. DOI:

Paul, K. &  Haddad, C. (2019). Beyond evidence vs. truthiness: Towards a symmetrical approach to knowledge and ignorance in policy studies. Policy Sciences , 52(2), 299–314.

Paul, K.T. & Loer, K. (2019). Contemporary vaccination policy in the European Union: tensions and dilemmas. Journal of Public Health Policy, 4(2), 166–179.

Paul, K.T. (2018). Collective Organization of Discourse Expertise using Information Technology – CODE IT! A citizen science case study of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination debate. IT- Information Technology, 60(1), 21-27.

Paul, K.T.  & Straßheim, H. (2018). Consumer policy. In H. Heinelt and S. Münch (eds.)  Handbook Of European Policy: Formation, Development and Evaluation. Edward Elgar, London.

Paul, K.T., Wallenburg, I. & Bal, R. (2018). Putting public health infrastructures to the test: Introducing HPV vaccination in Austria and the Netherlands. Sociology of Health & Illness, 40(1), 67–81.

Paul, K.T. (2016). “Saving lives”: Adapting and adopting HPV vaccination in Austria. Social Science & Medicine, 153, 193-200.

Adams S., Paul K.T., Ketelaars C. & Robben P. (2015). The use of mystery guests by the Dutch Health Inspectorate: Results of a pilot study in long-term intramural elderly care. Health Policy, 119, 821-830.

Paul, K.T. & Haddad, C. (2015). Marx meets meaning: A critical encounter between historical materialism and interpretive policy analysis. A reply to Brand’s State, Context, Correspondence. OZP – Austrian Journal of Political Science, 44(1), 46-52.

Paul, K. T., Avezaat, C. J. J., Friele, R. D., IJzermans, J. N. & Bal, R. A. (2013). Organ donation as transition work: Policy discourse and clinical practice in The Netherlands. Health, 18(4), 369-87.

Paul, K. T. (2012). The Europeanization of food safety: a discourse-analytical approach. Journal of European Public Policy, 19(4), 549-566.

Paul, K. T. (2011). From ‘Politics in the Stable’ to Stable Politics: Challenges and Continuities in Dutch Food Policy Discourse. Science as Culture, 20(2), 209-229.

Paul, K. T. (2009). Discourse analysis: an exploration of methodological issues and a call for methodological courage in the field of policy analysis. Critical Policy Studies, 3(2), 240 – 253.

Paul, K. T. (2008). Thought for Food (Safety) in the EU: A discourse – analytical approach. GARNET Working Paper series 38/08.

Paul, K. T. (2007). Food for Thought: Change and Continuity in German Food Safety Policy. Critical Policy Analysis, 1(1), 18-32.

Non-peer reviewed:

Heigl, F., Kieslinger, B., Paul, K.T., Uhlik, J. & Dörler, D. (2019). Opinion: Toward an international definition of citizen science. PNAS, April 23, 2019, 116(17), 8089-8092.

Heigl, F., Kieslinger, B.,  Paul, K.T.,  Uhlik, J.  & Dörler, D. (2019). Reply to Auerbach et al.: How our Opinion piece invites collaboration. PNAS, July 30, 2019, 116(31), 15338.

Paul, K.T. (2010). Buchbesprechung: Steuerung von Wissenschaft? Die Governance des österreichischen Innovationssystems, Innsbruck/Wien 2010, StudienVerlag [Book review]. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 39(4), 485-486.