IPSR Special Issue: War in Ukraine

IPSR Special Issue: War in Ukraine

Publication date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024

The latest issue of the International Political Science Review (IPSR) for March 2023 (Volume 45, Number 2) features a special issue on the War in Ukraine, consisting of four articles and an introduction. In the opening contribution, Tan (2024) examines the role of regime type on conflict behaviour using the theory of democratic peace. In a conceptually related analysis, Ferraro (2024) analyzes regime type, specifically how Vladamir Putin has used the invasion of Ukraine as a regime legitimation tool to further consolidate his grip on power in Russia. 

The third article, by Wenzel et al. (2024), identifies Russian disinformation strategies applied to the invasion of Ukraine and deployed in Central European countries. The collection’s final article, by Ruzhelnyk (2024), focuses on football fans and their influence in the Maidan Revolution and the war in Donbas. She describes the trajectory of football fans, from marginalized hooligans or thugs before the Maidan Revolution, to respected actors in the time of the Maidan Revolution and the ensuing fighting against Russia.

Along with this special collection, the second issue features four excellent articles in the field of public opinion, legislative behavior and voter preferences. Albrecht et al. (2024) provide insights into state-society relations under stress, using the Middle East as a case study and the COVID-19 pandemic as an example. The next article, by Garry et al. (2024), focuses on imaginative policy surveys, which include videos and imagined policy dialogue, together with traditional survey questions. The following research by Koskimaa et al. (2024) presents the first comprehensive analysis of the emergence and development of legislature-based future institutions. The final piece, by Lees and Praino (2024), argues that voters prefer older candidates.

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Introduction: War in Ukraine 
Theresa Reidy, Daniel Stockemer and Annika Hinze

The revenge of ‘democratic peace’ 
Bann Seng Tan

Why Russia invaded Ukraine and how wars benefit autocrats: The domestic sources of the Russo-Ukrainian War
Vicente Ferraro

The penetration of Russian disinformation related to the war in Ukraine:Evidence from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Michał Wenzel, Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska, Veronika Macková and Kateřina Turková

From football stadium to revolution and war frontlines: Ukrainian ultras and the conversion of their capital
Olga Ruzhelnyk

Original Research Articles

States or social networks? Popular attitudes amid health crises in the Middle East and North Africa
Holger Albrecht and Markus Loewe

Imaginative policy surveys in divided societies: Feasibility, effect and perceived legitimacy
John Garry, James Pow, Clifford Stevenson and Peter Stone

Expanding anticipatory governance to legislatures: The emergence and global diffusion of legislature-based future institutions
Vesa Koskimaa and Tapio Raunio

Young voters, older candidates and policy preferences: Evidence from two experiments
Charles Lees and Rodrigo Praino