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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Forum for Social Economics

For a Special Issue on
Recent crises and the evolution of European policies

Abstract deadline
12 September 2022

Manuscript deadline
10 April 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Stefano Lucarelli, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
[email protected]

Marco Rangone, Università di Padova
[email protected]

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Recent crises and the evolution of European policies

The Forum for Social Economics is pleased to invite submissions to a special issue on recent crises and the evolution of European policies. We particularly welcome submissions from different disciplines that complement the social-economic perspective and encourage the utilization of different theoretical perspectives and the application of a wide variety of methodological approaches (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method). Both conceptual and empirical contributions are welcome.

The European Union and the European Monetary Union still appear to be incomplete institutional structures that struggle to find adequate tools to respond to shocks that may affect the economic systems to which they refer. On the other hand, above all, the last 15 years of European history have been characterized by a succession of very different critical situations - from the so-called sovereign debt crisis to the tensions caused by a resurgence of nationalism, from climate change to the Pandemic to the recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict - which have often exacerbated the asymmetries that pervade the core and peripheral economic systems within Europe.
This special issue of The Forum for Social Economics aims to investigate the actual and potential institutional evolution of the EU and EMU, the assessment of policies that have marked especially the last decade characterized by the continuous succession of crises mentioned above, and the political and economic future of Europe. The call is not only addressed to economists, but more generally to social scientists interested in reasoning about regulatory and historical-institutional aspects useful for the analysis of European policies in the years of the crises.

Research that follows from the above considerations is welcome, for example:

Since the 2008 crisis, has the slowdown in globalization impacted specific European areas?

How do Pandemic crises impact on European regional economic systems?

What kind of changes can be identified in the priorities of the European institutions and the ECB in particular?

What room is there for a redefinition of common fiscal policies in the EU? In other words, should the NextGenerationEU be considered an exception or a premise for a new institutional change?

How do the crises that affected Europe since 2008 impact on the degree of trust towards national governments and supranational institutions? More specifically, how do crises impact on “reluctant Europeans”?

How do the institutional changes inside the EU and the EMU influence the perceived level of transparency and corruption in the political establishment?

How has the Russia-Ukraine crisis impacted on the EU internal leadership?

Is the EU the appropriate level to cope with big corporations’ power?

How has the role of workers’ trade unions changed within Europe? Is there a convergence or divergence in European labour policies?

Have European agricultural policies changed as a result of the climate crisis debate?

Other papers related to the theme are more than welcome.
The special issue is tentatively scheduled to be published by the end of 2023.

Submission Instructions

Notes for Prospective Authors

If you are interested in submitting an abstract or have any questions, please email

[email protected] and [email protected]

and confirm your interest. The guest editor would be happy to receive your suggestions and/or to answer your queries regarding the suitability of your topic. The first step then is to submit an abstract. Please email paper title and abstract (300 words) to the editors no later than 12th September 2022.

All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review. All papers must be submitted online through the journal website (https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rfse20). For author guidelines and the submission process, see: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rfse20&page=instructions

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Important Dates:
Paper title and abstract (e-mail): 12 September 2022.
Communication about abstract acceptance: 19 September 2022
First version of the manuscript due: 10 April 2023.
Final paper due: 11 September 2023.

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