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Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

In spring 2020, Europe was struck by a virus. COVID-19 has paralyzed the European Union and the political turning point of the COVID-19 crisis will drag on Europe—on the EU—for a long time to come. The EU displayed a bad picture, at least in the

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

Expressions of Global Ecological and Societal Misbalances

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

segment: Germany: 7.7 mgt; South Africa: 7.7 mgt; China: 7.4 mgt.; and the European Union as a whole 5.4 mgt Lowest segment: Brazil: 2.2 mgt; India 1.8 mgt; Pakistan: 1.1 mgt. With the traditional presentations, the United States, India, China, and

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The Case of Germany

Civil Society and Civic Activism in the Pandemic

Susann Worschech

Germany, this represents an infection rate of 5 percent and a death rate of 2.24 percent ( Figure 1 ). 1 Compared to other European countries (the infection rate was about 7.4 percent across the European Union [EU]) and also worldwide, the average

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Museums and the Pandemic, One Year On

Some Reflections on Academic Resilience

Joanna Cobley

re-thought course delivery and the way they conducted research. Pieter works at a university in a European Union member country. In mid-May 2021, I emailed and asked if he would be interested in joining an edited book project. In his long and careful

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Anna Tsetoura

, A. 2015 . “ The Role of Fundamental Social Rights Vis-À-Vis the Economic Policies in the European Union . The Impact on National Affairs.” [In Greek.] Social Security Law Review April–May–June: 283 – 367 . Tsetoura , A. 2022 . “ The Focus

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The Case of Italy

The Societal Impact of COVID-19 in a Fragmented Society

Jan Martin Rossi

Italy was among the first countries in the European Union (EU) where the presence of COVID-19 became apparent. On 9 March, the Italian government became the first in Europe to announce an unprecedented national lockdown, effectively paralyzing the

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The Case of the United Kingdom

Mapping Localism, Resilience, and Civic Activism in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tony Bradley, Issam Malki, Curtis Ziniel, and Asad Ghalib

south 2 ( Tomaney and Pike 2020 ). This has taken place within the wider backdrop of national devolution (House of Commons 2016), Britain's exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU), and voter volatility in a turbulent world ( Fieldhouse et al. 2019

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Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

Free Trade Agreement [NAFTA]), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Pacific Alliance, and it has established free trade agreements with the European Union, Central American countries, and many South American

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Viral Intimacy and Catholic Nationalist Political Economy

Covid-19 and the Community Response in Rural Ireland

David Whyte

responsibility for pursuing funds directly from the central government and the European Union. ‘The partnership approach’, defined at the outset of this section, is the name that has been given to this policy of responsibility- and expertise-sharing in Irish

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Andrew Dawson

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health-care workers were due in part to a post-Brexit reluctance to collaborate with the European Union ( Boffey 2020 ). Furthermore, of course, these short-term problems were compounded by longer-term underfunding of