1st Edition

Public Policy and the Impact of COVID-19 in Europe Economic, Political and Social Dimensions

    122 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    122 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book analyses Europe’s COVID-19 response provided by governments and societies, to assess its influence on the economy from both a short- and long-term perspective.

    The authors argue that there are three key factors that determine how successful a given country is. The first is the determination and effectiveness of the government. The second is the capacity of states and their healthcare systems in times of crisis. The third is society’s willingness to adhere to emergency measures and to cooperate with authorities. The book examines the government policy of EU states during the pandemic; studies the behaviour of EU societies; reveals the influence of the pandemic crisis on the economy of EU states and formulates a successful strategy to counteract the challenges wrought by the pandemic.

    The book will appeal to scholars and researchers engaged in the fields of economic and political science, global studies and international relations. Furthermore, it will also be addressed to policy makers of European States as it contains a complex analysis of their policy responses and the corresponding impact on European economy and society.

    1. Policy response to coronavirus in European Member States 2. European societies and their behaviour towards coronavirus 3. Can the European economy survive the coronavirus crisis?


    Magdalena Tomala is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Social Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland.

    Maryana Prokop is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Public Policies, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland.

    Aleksandra Kordonska is an Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Public Administration in Kielce, Poland and a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, Warmia and Mazury University, Olsztyn, Poland.