The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy has launched a series of commentaries on the effects of the novel coronavirus on democratic experiences around the globe.
The pandemic is not just an epidemiological phenomenon – it is also a political, economic, and social one. In this series, we explore how this general “emergency” translates into democratic and authoritarian practice - across scales, and in different facets of life, from the institutional to the intimate. It raises a range of new challenges to democracy and human rights, during and after the emergency. Some of the restrictions that have been implemented by liberal and illiberal democracies may well outlive the crisis. The Centre aims to contribute to the public and scholarly debate on these major issues through its ongoing and new research activities.
Contributors to its new series of commentaries include the Democracy Centre’s team, faculty and visiting lecturers. We also collaborate with our partner institutions to publish some joint contributions.
Read here Part 1 of the commentaries published from March to May 2020.
Part 2 from June onwards:
02 June 2020: Gender and other drivers of leaders’ policy responses to coronavirus, by Jennifer M. Piscopo
05 June 2020: Indonésie: la démocratie à l’épreuve de la pandémie, by Jean-Luc Maurer
15 June 2020: Post-Covid-19: quelle place pour les mobilisations citoyennes?, by Jérôme Duberry
02 July 2020: The Earth is Round and Viruses Are Contagious, by Isabella Alcañiz
03 July 2020: Loyalty, voice or exit? Latin American countries after the pandemia, by Yanina Welp
14 July 2020, States, Borders and Covid-19: A View from the Italian-Slovenian Borderlands, by Alessandro Monsutti and Stefano Morandini
15 September 2020, Democratic disenchantments: Fridays for Future, Black Lives Matter, and COVID-19, by Laura Bullon-Cassis
Read also the special issue of Global Challenges on “The Politics of the Coronavirus Pandemic” produced by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Research Office. This special issue gathers 16 articles, two video interviews and six podcasts from 26 experts of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the Graduate Institute.