The present study considers whether the Russian invasion of Ukraine constitutes an opportunity for EU policy centralisation and polity-building in non-military domains, according to a social security logic. It argues that the war and growing concerns about energy security and prices have presented EU policymakers with a transboundary policy puzzle on how to ensure autonomy in energy supply, fight climate change and protect household disposable income. Then, it examines public preferences on energy and social policy options, evaluating whether the war contributed to increasing demand for supra-national capacity building and investigating the priorities (and divides) across and within EU countries in these policy areas. The findings show that social security concerns related to the war in Ukraine have been translated into greater support for policy centralisation, but they have not helped to overcome divides over conflicting policy goals, leaving policymakers with some difficult decisions.

A different logic of polity building? The Russian invasion of Ukraine and EU citizens’ demand for social security / M.M. Natili, F. Visconti. - In: JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY. - ISSN 1350-1763. - (2023), pp. 1-15. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1080/13501763.2023.2217228]

A different logic of polity building? The Russian invasion of Ukraine and EU citizens’ demand for social security

M.M. Natili
;
F. Visconti
2023

Abstract

The present study considers whether the Russian invasion of Ukraine constitutes an opportunity for EU policy centralisation and polity-building in non-military domains, according to a social security logic. It argues that the war and growing concerns about energy security and prices have presented EU policymakers with a transboundary policy puzzle on how to ensure autonomy in energy supply, fight climate change and protect household disposable income. Then, it examines public preferences on energy and social policy options, evaluating whether the war contributed to increasing demand for supra-national capacity building and investigating the priorities (and divides) across and within EU countries in these policy areas. The findings show that social security concerns related to the war in Ukraine have been translated into greater support for policy centralisation, but they have not helped to overcome divides over conflicting policy goals, leaving policymakers with some difficult decisions.
Energy security; Ecological sustainability; Polity-building; Social Security; European Union
Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica
   Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post 2008 (SOLID)
   SOLID
   EUROPEAN COMMISSION
   H2020
   810356
2023
30-mag-2023
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2023.2217228
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