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prof. mr. dr. S.H. (Sofia) Ranchordás

Chair of European and Comparative Public Law & Rosalind Franklin Fellow
prof. mr. dr. S.H. (Sofia) Ranchordás
E-mail:
s.h.ranchordas rug.nl

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Sofia Ranchordas conducts research on public law and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective. She is particularly interested in how technology is disrupting traditional legal concepts in administrative law, in particular in the context of local regulation and governance (smart cities). She has published extensively on the regulation of the sharing economy, online platforms, online citizen participation, and online rating and reputational mechanisms.  Her current scholarship can be divided in four strands: 

a) Administrative law and digitalization: smart cities, legal challenges of data-driven regulation and governance; impact of digitalization on the principles of good administration;

b) Regulation of online platforms and social media: in this context, she studies the challenges of regulating the so-called platform economy; the regulatory role of online rating and reputational mechanisms; and the disruptive effect of social media on traditional regulation;

c) Digital democracy;

d) Temporary legislation and  constitutional change: temporary and experimental legislation, free-zones ('regelluwe zones'), legislative entrenchment, sunset and sunrise clause.

For more information see www.sofiaranchordas.com

Other positions

General Editor of the Review of European Administrative Law; Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Theory and Practice of Legislation
Visiting Fellow, University of Lisbon, Portugal (Governance 4.0 program)
Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Invited columnist voor ICONnect blog (2020)
Last modified:11 May 2020 2.25 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands