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Manuscript deadline
30 June 2021

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Review of Social Economy

Special Issue Editor(s)

Robert Calvert Jump, University of Greenwich
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Jo Michell, UWE, Bristol
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Political Economies of Deprivation

The Review of Social Economy invites submissions for publication in a special issue exploring the conceptual, political and economic aspects of deprivation.

European countries are emerging from a decade of austerity which has resulted in significant increases in deprivation and inequality across the continent. Over the same period a series of political events has rocked the European Union: the collapse of mainstream social democratic parties, the rise of so-called ‘populist’ parties, and the exit of the United Kingdom in 2020.

Public discourse, and much academic work, draws a direct link between deprivation, inequality and political upheaval. In Britain much of the discussion is dominated by the notion of ‘Left Behind’ people and places; ‘La France Peripherique’ is a similar concept. Some of the discussion focuses on changes that have taken place since the onset of austerity, while others focus on longer run changes to European societies going back to the 1980s.

Most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant hardship across Europe and the world, with the most deprived areas bearing the brunt of the pandemic in many countries. The relationship between deprivation and exposure to adverse health outcomes is well known; the political and economic consequences of the current crisis remain unknown.

The Review of Social Economy invites both theoretical and empirical contributions exploring the political, social, and economic consequences of deprivation and inequality, broadly construed. The journal values methodological and disciplinary diversity. Submissions from economics, philosophy, sociology, political science, law, and related fields are very welcome, as are submissions pertaining to the current crisis.

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Submission Instructions

Submissions should should not exceed 8000 words. All submissions will undergo double-blind peer review. Please specify that the paper is meant for the ‘special issue on deprivation’ both on the online submission system and in the cover letter.

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