Call for Papers: Special Issue of Defense and Peace Economics on the political and economic perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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The call for papers for a special issue of Defense and Peace Economics on the political and economic perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is now open. Guest editors of the issue are Sami Miaari, Tel Aviv University and Oxford University, and Massimiliano Cali of the World Bank.

The Israeli-Palestinian (I-P) conflict is one of the longest-running political conflicts in the world, varying greatly in intensity, with periods characterized by high levels of violence, such as the First and the Second Intifada, and the recent wars in Gaza, and periods of relative calm and a low intensity of political violence. With no end in sight, this conflict will continue to have a severe impact on Palestinians and Israelis as well as on the Middle Eastern region and beyond. While the I-P conflict has received much attention by various social disciplines, such as political science and legal studies, it has received comparatively less attention by the economics literature, which has mainly focused on the conflict’s macro-economic impacts. Given the importance of economics in understanding the causes and effects of conflicts, this is a particularly important knowledge gap.

In order to help fill this gap Defense and Peace Economics is issuing a call for papers for a special issue that aims to improve our understanding of the socio-economic aspects of the I-P conflict. Papers may examine, though are not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Micro and macro economic and social effects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Israel and Palestine.
  2. Examination of what aspects of political violence are most important in affecting socio-economic outcomes in the Palestinian and Israeli economies.
  3. Developing a better understanding of the mechanisms through which political violence affects socio-economic outcomes.
  4. The effects of economic and social factors on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  5. Developing a better understanding of the possible channels through which economic conditions affect conflict.
  6. The role of national and international economic policies on the incentives to engage in the I-P conflict.

Please submit a 300-word abstract to Dr. Sami Miaari at SamiMiaari@post.tau.ac.il by July 30, 2018. Initial acceptance of the abstract by the Guest Editors will be by Sep 30, 2018. All manuscripts will go through a double blind review process.

Timeline
  1. By Feb 30th, 2019 the full manuscript (accepted abstracts by the Guest Editors) is to be submitted online.
  2. By July 30th, 2019 communication of final decision. The double blind review process for a first decision on submitted manuscripts should take around eight weeks.

Download the call here.