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Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

electoral body. General, secret, direct, and equal elections thus constitute, in the words of famous French sociologist Pierre Rosanvallon, “Le Sace du Citoyen”—the “sacred” of the citizens ( Rosanvallon 1992 ). In current European discussions, where the

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Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

-disempowerment of the Parliament On March 15, 2020, the Federal Minister of the Interior ordered, contrary to the EU treaties, the closure of the borders with the five neighboring countries: Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Denmark. A day later, the

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

management of the COVID-19 crisis, is that those countries led by women are largely doing far better. In Europe, Angela Merkel in Germany has had a lower death rate than Britain, France, Italy, or Spain. In Scandinavia, Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin

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David Owen

month of Ramadan with family have been trapped in Syria by Turkey's border closure ( Erturk 2020 ). In Europe, asylum seekers remain stuck at Hungarian borders, in overcrowded and unsanitary camps in Greece, or sleeping rough under French bridges

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

Citizenship . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.001.0001 Foucault , Michel . 2008 . The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–1979 . New York : Springer . Fry , Richard . 2016

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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

United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, on the eve of COP26. Jon Henley reported that citizens were alarmed by the climate crisis (62 percent), but that most believe they are already doing more to preserve the planet than anyone and that

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

(Dean, this issue). Innovative participatory or deliberative processes, like the French Convention Citoyenne pour le Climat and the UK Climate Assembly, quickly and successfully switched to operating online, and new processes to deliberate about

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The Case of Brazil

Coloniality and Pandemic Misgovernance as Necropolitical Tools in the Amazon

Vanessa Boanada Fuchs

population. 3 A counter-example concerning different ways of governing the pandemic in the Amazon is French Guiana. Mathieu Nacher and colleagues (2021) compare this case with the Brazilian Amazonian states, and conclude that in French Guiana measures