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Learning to Dwell with Micro-Organisms

Corporeality, Relationality, Temporality

Lydia Maria Arantes

In this article, I enquire in which ways the corona-induced lockdown in Austria has reshaped intimacy in our household by scrutinising my husband’s sourdough bread-making journey. As physical distancing has thrown us back onto ourselves, my field of research is equivalent to that which is immediately available – our everyday life within the confines of domestic space, at times expanded via digital technologies. My elaborations are based on my (research) diary in which I usually conflate personal and research-related aspects of my everyday life. As, during lockdown, (entries on) bread-making and caring for sourdoughs came to play an important role, I became inspired to unfold issues of corporeality, relationality and temporality with regard to newly developing intimacies, interdependencies and modes of knowing.

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Centralized or Decentralized

Which Governance Systems are Having a “Good” Pandemic?

Jennifer Gaskell and Gerry Stoker

four positive qualities of multilevel governance can contribute, when combined, to give greater chances of positive practical outcomes in times of crisis. Multi-level governance benefits from both centralized and decentralized capacity, mutual learning

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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

. The global spread of the virus has created a unique opportunity for shared learning around the world. Citizens, communities, and governments everywhere have been faced with the same urgent task of limiting the spread of COVID-19. This has led to

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Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

freedom and agency. Current marginalization and stigmatization of China parallels previous Asian learning experiences with SARS and MERS, in which Western recognition of their potential value was both delayed and partial. That the roots of the colonial

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Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

-systems state, society, and health: regime type (democratic vs. autocratic), state capacity (high vs. low), state leadership (smart vs. not smart), and state learning from previous epidemics (open vs. closed). These are the four “state variables.” State action

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

, especially now, we yearn to be there – in places, with people. Some of us wish we could just remain ignorant of all these insidious shared particles we're suddenly learning so much about. We crave visceral presence. The real visceral drama might just be

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Barbara Prainsack

-profit healthcare are faring better than those that do not. Amid all the talk and excitement around learning healthcare systems and resilient societies in recent years and decades, what the COVID-19 crisis has taught us so far is that the most resilient societies

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Milja Kurki

yet just because we are scared by the surprising fragility of our social and political order, we also cannot ignore the virus: we must learn to live with it. And this, as we are learning, changes how we metabolize the world, oil, food, social systems

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Louise Haagh

gain an insight into the dangers of thinking activities like work or education are best arranged informally. On the other hand, fears that even short absences from school will deepen the divides that test-led learning creates ( Sweeney 2020 ) tells us