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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

’ principal value lies in their enabling the relations that form the foundation for robust political participation. To explicate our case, we offer a concrete example of acting in concert in the political context of contemporary Germany. By focusing on

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Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

As of the beginning of May 2020, Germany seems to be emerging from the COVID-19 crisis in a healthier state than most of its neighboring states or even Western countries in general. It should be noted, however, that cross-national statistics are

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe

The Rise of Autocracy and Democratic Resilience

Petra Guasti

provides an overview using the neighboring Austria and Germany as a baseline). The exception is Slovakia—the first measures were introduced before the first case—on the eve of parliamentary elections (February 28, 2020). All four countries introduced a

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Barbara Prainsack

-Winkler , 11 – 64 . Frankfurt a. M. , Suhrkamp (in German). Haindorfer , R. 2020 . “ Corona macht unzufrieden! Frauen aktuell mit ihrem Leben unzufriedener als Männer .” CoronaBlog . https

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Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

spring 2020, solidarity in Europe meant once again only solidarity within the nation-state. European solidarity was nowhere in sight. France and Germany proposed a plan including rescue pacts and direct aid to help those countries especially affected by

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Centralized or Decentralized

Which Governance Systems are Having a “Good” Pandemic?

Jennifer Gaskell and Gerry Stoker

best from the tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic have delivered across multiple qualities necessary for effective governance. Decentralized capacity is important and illustrated in other examples, such as Germany's demonstrated success in case testing

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Louise Haagh

, played at least a part in Anglo-liberal economies’ late health response compared with more plan-rational countries like Germany, South Korea, or Denmark ( Dickens 2020 ). Lock-down implemented in Nordic states with low death tolls (on May 14, 551, 233

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Shobita Parthasarathy

complete monopolies over important technologies like medicines. In the case of COVID-19, Canada, Germany, Chile, and Ecuador have also already amended their patent laws to ensure rapid compulsory licensing of any tests, treatments, or vaccines if necessary

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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

has been remarkable about this is the broad uniformity with which democracies around the world have embraced “the hour of the executive.” Even in a country as apprehensive about untrammeled executive power as Germany, parliament quickly moved to

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

America 3/2020. Hamburg : German Institute for Global and Area Studies . Borges , Anelise . 2020 . “ ‘A little flu’: Brazil's Bolsonaro playing down coronavirus crisis .” Euronews , April 10 .