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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

(i.e., the standards of thought)” (474). Those in whom these capacities have been weakened are particularly vulnerable to totalitarian rule. At the same time, insofar as one of the features of totalitarian rule is its ideological insistence that all

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

of education, forms of governance, and the alignment with progress” (31). It would seem that insofar as liberal ideals of agency and participation are predicated on what decolonial thinker Ashis Nandy (1984) referred to as “the ideology of adulthood

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

chanting “live free or die” without irony. For the partisan opposition, the meaning of the disaster is proof of decades of radical anti-government ideology, unchecked corporate and political corruption, delegitimation of knowledge-producing institutions

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

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

. Hierarchies of color matter. In COVID times, pre-existing tensions intensify. Ideologies of race can be masked through languages of cultural difference. Some whites and Blacks perceive Latinx as the major culprit of ‘infection’. Some Latinx suggest darker

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

and endorsing social distancing measures. In Brazil, Bolsonaro's ideologically motivated denial was accompanied by a lack of central coordination and increasingly confrontational behavior. Crisis response measures were adopted mostly against the

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

universal blueprints meant to compete alongside (neo)liberalism as ideological frameworks for democracy, but to enact practices of “epistemic decolonial democratization” by refusing to impose either their own new universals or to “leave the word democracy

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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

subordinate itself, with seemingly no opposition from ideologically diverse parties or the public (see Merkel; Celermajer and Nassar, this issue). There is a risk that this state of emergency translates into a permanent erosion of democratic institutions (see

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“If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, hunger will”

Regional absenteeism and the Wayuu permanent humanitarian crisis

Claudia Puerta Silva, Esteban Torres Muriel, Roberto Carlos Amaya Epiayú, Alicia Dorado González, Fatima Epieyú, Estefanía Frías Epinayú, Álvaro Ipuana Guariyü, Miguel Ramírez Boscán, and Jakeline Romero Epiayú

have to transcend border disputes, ideological differences, economic and development policies, and the geopolitical and international insertion vision that has retrogressed the process of binational economic integration since 1999. Instead, each