COVID-19: A Political Perspective2020-05-26T13:59:12+03:00

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  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19: A Political Perspective

With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, new research and analysis emerges on a daily basis.

What is the impact on social sciences? How will global politics look like post-pandemic? And what are the current challenges?

The DA Team recommends various articles for reading on the pandemic, split up in different categories.

This section acts as a useful repository of various articles and other media published elsewhere.

All sources are listed in each respective post.

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The Realist’s Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak | Foreign Policy

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Globalization is heading for the ICU, and other foreign-policy insights into the nature of the growing international crisis.

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How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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This much is certain: Just as this disease has shattered lives, disrupted markets and exposed the competence (or lack thereof) of governments, it will lead to permanent shifts in political and economic power in ways that will become apparent only later.

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COVID-19 – A trigger for global transformation? | Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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This Working Paper reviews the political significance of Covid-19 in order to understand the ways in which it challenges the existing domestic order, international health governance actors and, more fundamentally, the circulation-based modus operandi of the present world order.

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Is China winning the coronavirus response narrative in the EU? – Atlantic Council

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Experts from across Europe and the United States react to China’s growing coronavirus outreach in Europe and the implications for Chinese-EU relations.

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How Europe failed the coronavirus test – POLITICO

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They could have known. They should have prepared. They didn’t listen. It is a crisis with no end in sight. And it is one that Europe’s top leaders failed to see coming.

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Stop calling coronavirus pandemic a ‘war’

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The coronavirus crisis is an international, pan-human challenge. It certainly requires exceptional collective mobilisation, but no real weapons, no intentional killing of fellow human beings, and no casting of people as dehumanised others. Militarised language is unnecessary.

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Coronavirus sees approval-rating soar for EU leaders

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The prevailing wisdom holds that the Covid-19 pandemic could "break the EU", lead to the renationalisation of competencies, and create an inward looking continent devoid of solidarity. Yet this temporary trauma belies the tremendous opportunity emerging to create a more integrated and cohesive European Union.

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Coronavirus economic vulnerability, economic impact and economic policy response tracker – SET

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The Overseas Development Institute's SET (Supporting Economic Transformation) examines the vulnerability of countries to the coronavirus outbreak, the economic impacts and policy responses in a wide-range database of selected sources and other articles.

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What COVID-19 Reveals About China-Southeast Asia Relations  – The Diplomat

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The COVID-19 outbreak that began in Wuhan in December 2019 will not leave Southeast Asia unscathed. As of April 7, some 15,000 COVID-19 cases have been identified in the region, according to official measures. Many believe that underestimates the true spread of the virus.

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Pandemics and the Shape of Human History | The New Yorker

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Outbreaks have sparked riots and propelled public-health innovations, prefigured revolutions and redrawn maps. Just as there are many ways for microbes to infect a body, there are many ways for epidemics to affect the body politic.

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Yuval Noah Harari: The world after coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times

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The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics and culture.

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