Promoted by ESA RN27 in collaboration with the Spanish Journal of Sociology/Revista Española de Sociología, guest editors Teresa Consoli (University of Catania), Manuel Fernández Esquinas (CSIC), Apostolos Papadopoulos (Harokopio University)
The special issue welcomes research articles on any topic involving the social effects of the pandemic in countries and regions of Southern Europe. Articles can be of empirical or theoretical nature. Foresight analyses based on sound research are also welcome. Articles should focus preferably on comparative research from several countries and regions of Southern Europe or comparisons with the Mediterranean area and other parts of Europe and the world. Articles focusing on specific countries or regions should specify clearly both the analytic and practical implications for the whole research area.
The articles may be related tentatively to some of the following issues:
- The social impact of the pandemic crisis: social distribution of health issues, provision of social services, work conditions, unemployment, education, etc.
- Exclusion processes and vulnerable collectives: effects of the crisis on migrants, irregular workers, unemployed people, vulnerable women, children, and other collectives.
- Changes in the ways of life: personal relationships, housing, work, leisure, etc.
- Social behaviors related to health prevention, solidarity, and resilience associated with the pandemic emerging from civic society.
- Public understanding of COVID-19: information about the pandemic, perceptions of risk, trust in science, trust in health policies.
- Institutional capacities and policy reactions: political arrangements, policies, and instruments at different levels of governance.
- Emerging social conflicts associated with the different interpretations, policy measures, and effects of the pandemic crisis.
- Mobility and immobility dynamics in Southern Europe related to the pandemic crisis.
- Submission of extended abstracts: 15 March 2021
- Pre-selection and invitation to submit manuscripts: 1 April 2021
- Submission of full manuscripts: 1 July 2021
The Editorial Team of the book series on ‘Southern European Societies’, on Edward Elgar Publishing, welcomes projects to develop research books on social dynamics and social effects of the pandemic crisis of COVID-19 in countries and regions of the South of Europe. The book projects may be related tentatively to some of the following issues:
- Social behaviors related to health prevention associated to the pandemic
- Public understanding of COVID-19 (information, data and culture about the pandemic, perceptions of risk, trust in science, trust in health policies)
- Policy and social reactions to the pandemic crisis (political reactions, policy instruments, solidarity and measures from civic society)
- Social impact of the pandemic crisis (work conditions, unemployment, lifestyle, life conditions, etc.).
- Exclusion and vulnerable collectives (effects of the crisis on vulnerable migrants, women, irregular workers, unemployed people and other groups)
- Mobility and immobility dynamics in Southern Europe.
Other social issues of special interest are also welcome. Book projects should focus preferably on comparative research from several countries and regions of Southern Europe. Comparisons with the Mediterranean area, other parts of Europe and other parts of the world are also possible.
Book proposals should use the submission form and follow the guidelines of the Editor. Each book proposal is subject to a peer review process organized independently by the Publisher. For more information, authors may contact the Series Editors.