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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

revitalisation of tradition do more than bring out what is there. They move, they become infrastructures, they point ahead. This did not go unnoticed. The Scientific Counsel in Denmark has recently financed a project meant to explore how we can build off the

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Shivi Grover and Leemamol Mathew

skills to teach and administer tests in an online environment. Yet because there was no alternative, educators began to teach digitally as a result of the nationwide lockdowns. In this endeavor they faced challenges such as the lack of infrastructure

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

Ahmedabad, India. 1 I argue that the current pandemic may constitute such a binding event as freelance waste-collection networks are paralysed by the lockdown and ‘authorised’ modes of waste collection are prioritised, leading to a novel ‘infrastructuring

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Carlos A. Rodríguez Wallenius


This article analyzes the extractivist and dispossession modalities in the Mexican neodevelopmental proposal to face the multiple crises accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the qualitative narrative method applied to social processes, four infrastructure and extractivist megaprojects are analyzed. Neodevelopmental policies of the current government insist on carrying out works as a strategy to create jobs, reactivate the economy, and promote well-being, especially for the southeast region with high rates of socioeconomic inequality. The findings point to an increase in investment and job creation and a rejection by various communities and organizations that consider that their ways of life are being threatened by the efforts of the neodevelopmental government to build megaprojects before and during the pandemic.


Este artículo analiza las modalidades extractivistas y de despojo en la propuesta neodesarrollista mexicana para enfrentar las crisis múltiples acentuadas por la pandemia de la COVID-19. Con el método cualitativo narrativo aplicado a procesos sociales, se analizan cuatro megaproyectos de infraestructura y extractivistas. Las políticas neodesarrollistas del gobierno actual insisten en realizar obras como una estrategia para crear empleos, reactivar la economía y fomentar el bienestar, especialmente para la región sureste con altos índices de desigualdad socioeconómica. Los hallazgos señalan un incremento en la inversión y en la generación de empleos pero también un rechazo de varias comunidades y organizaciones que consideran que sus formas de vida están siendo amenazadas frente a los esfuerzos del gobierno neodesarrollista por construir megaproyectos antes y durante la pandemia.


Cet article analyse les modalités extractivistes et de dépossession incluses dans la proposition néo-développementaliste mexicaine afin de faire face aux crises multiples accentuées par la pandémie de Covid-19. Avec la méthode narrative qualitative appliquée aux processus sociaux, quatre mégaprojets d'infrastructures et d'extraction sont analysés. Les politiques néo-développementalistes du gouvernement actuel insistent sur la réalisation de travaux comme stratégie pour créer des emplois, réactiver l'économie et promouvoir le bien-être, en particulier pour la région du sud-est qui connaît des taux élevés d'inégalités socio-économiques. Les résultats indiquent une augmentation des investissements et de la création d'emplois, mais aussi un rejet de la part de diverses communautés et organisations qui considèrent que leurs modes de vie sont menacés par les efforts du gouvernement néo-développementaliste pour construire des mégaprojets avant et pendant la pandémie.

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

infrastructural project—in their words, building ‘holy infrastructure’ that provides the material-spiritual conditions for the translocal communication of grace and the Holy Spirit, and ultimately for creating a more Christian world. Religious Diaspora as

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

-Naber et al. 2020 14–16 ). In this regard, the response leveraged an infrastructure shaped by decades of counterinsurgency planning, dating back to before the expulsion of the PLO from the country's refugee camps in 1970 ( Massad 2001: 204–245 ) and

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The Case of India

A Moral Foundation for the Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Society in the World's Largest Democracy

Sony Pellissery, Vijay Paul, Khushi Srivastava, and Drishti Ranjan

of spending was focused on disease control programs. As a result, both infrastructure development and medical education have suffered tremendously. There have been very limited efforts to get the few trained medical professionals to rural areas in

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Editorial Introduction

The Cases of Pakistan and the United States

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

that are taking place in many parts of the world. Each year in the world, 10 million people are forcefully displaced due to mega-construction projects, including infrastructure facilities, such as dams and reservoirs, urban renewal schemes, and fossil

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The Case of the United States (2)

Reframing the COVID-19 Crisis as a Problem

Iva A. Terwilliger, Kevin J. O'Leary, and Julie K. Johnson

allow hospitals to better respond. Finally, we discuss how the integration of hospital problem-solving infrastructure can lay the foundation for proper identification and classification. Overall, we argue that organizations need to examine and rethink

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The Case of Brazil

Coloniality and Pandemic Misgovernance as Necropolitical Tools in the Amazon

Vanessa Boanada Fuchs

transformations. The article concludes that known infrastructural and health system gaps interplayed with preexisting socioeconomic inequalities, ethnic bias, and assaults to local ecosystems and territorial safeguards, requiring a complex governance scheme to