Special issue of Policy Studies, forthcoming for 2024.
A special issue of the journal Policy Studies has been guest edited by a team at UEA.
About the special issue
Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, in an escalation of a conflict that began in 2014. The immediate consequences were the loss of life and the large volume of refugees from Ukraine. However, the consequences are far reaching in Ukraine and beyond, given the close interconnection of international political, economic and policy systems.
The traditional focus of the effects of wars is on inter-state relations and strategic issues. However, there are potentially much wider global consequences for a greater variety of policy areas. The effects of these are not always studied so closely – or in a more unified way, with the effects of war usually the preserve of strategic studies. Policy studies often tends to treat the effects of war as an ‘external shock’ or ‘punctuated equilibrium’ with little further theoretical reflection.
This special issue will consider the first consequences of the war, still ongoing at the time of the call, aware that these are changing in real time. Papers are welcome on the effects of the war on particular policy areas in Ukraine, across Europe and globally– but also how theoretical concepts such as ‘exogenous shocks’ and ‘punctuated equilibrium’ are used for understanding policy change.
Accepted/published papers (updated on a rolling basis):
- ‘The Impact of the War in Ukraine on European Union Currencies: A High-Frequency Analysis‘ Mahmut Zeki Akarsu (University of Warsaw, Poland) and Orkideh Gharehgozli (Montclair State University, USA)
- Strategic Narratives of Russia’s War in Ukraine: Perspectives from China‘ Xuechen Chen (Northeastern University, London) and Angela Pennisi di Floristella (University of Malta)
- The Arab Gulf states in the Asian energy market: is the Russia-Ukraine war a game changer?, Li-Chen Sim (Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates)
- ‘Migration and soft power: The EU’s visa and refugee policy response to the war in Ukraine’, Matilde Rosina (University of Brunel, UK)