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Call for Abstracts: Future Europe Journal, Issue 3
“States in Crisis, Markets in Transition”
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and life is speeding up, the frequency of crises grows respectively. The density of turmoil that Europe has faced in the course of the past decade is striking: the debt, migration, public health, and security crises have all disrupted the public life in major ways. Today, we are standing in the midst of the racing inflation, approaching the ‘Russian winter’, anticipating the global food crisis and possibly another influx of migrants from North Africa, while witnessing the temperatures on the continent rising from one year to another. Unprecedented developments require urgent solutions, which, however, entail long-standing repercussions. As crisis management becomes an indispensable element of European public policies, the question is where our responses are leading our societies and economies in a long run.
In the third issue of the Future Europe Journal, we aim to explore the ways in which Europe has been transitioning to new modes of functioning as a result of its multi-level crises response. On the one hand, both the Member States and the EU aimed to manage the risks to public safety and security with restrictive measures and emergency powers. Has the need to refer to emergency powers permanently changed our vision of civil liberties and liberal democracies, with limitations of our freedom becoming a new norm? On the other hand, in response to the changing societal and political priorities and limitations, European markets have been adapting and switching to more sustainable, digital, cleaner, less harmful modes of operation. While several industry sectors are forced into transition, what are the tools and policies that the EU can support them with – or at least minimize the limitations posed to their functioning, without sacrificing the long-term policy perspective? Finally, shall member states turn to a more entrepreneurial mindset, as to use transformative potential of crises?
Indicative themes include but are not limited to:
Crises-driven disruptions (energy, supply shock, migration, inflation, public health, security, food crisis etc): a force for change?
- Theory of change in crises
How did EU states respond to the variety of crises?
- Israel and external pressure
- Societal change as innovation pressure
Markets in transition: industry response to crises
- Do crises foster industrial innovations?
- What happened to Schumpeter?
- How did different sectors react and adapt?
- Healthcare sector
- Automotive industry
- Energy sector
- Tobacco sector
Entrepreneurial state – a countermovement for market-driven innovations?
- State as competitor
- “Conservative state” preventing innovation by protecting businesses
- The need for a change of mindset in the EU?
- Fostering the investment
- Valorisation of research
- Taxation as a possible tool for innovation?
- Path dependency
- Fit for 55