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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

“Housing should be a human right, everybody deserves a place to live to lay their head, that sense of security.” 1 The Online Etymology Dictionary says the term “quarantine” dates back to 17th century Venice and refers to a health policy

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David Owen

( Beirens 2020 ), while rescue boats in the Mediterranean are denied access to Italian and Maltese ports, and refugee settlement programs have been suspended ( Lenard 2020 ). Within borders that have become instruments of quarantine, migrant workers in many

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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

disseminating misleading information,” and a three-year jail penalty for breaking the rules of the quarantine (see Vegh 2020 ; Bruszt 2020 ). The effects of the law are chilling—the rule by decree is the ultimate form of executive aggrandizement (cf. Bermeo

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic), the closing of businesses, bans on gatherings, and other constraining measures that force people into quarantine and keep them off the street (such as in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, and

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

quarantine including stay-at-home measures, has meant that women and children who live with violent and controlling men are exposed to considerably greater danger. Further, the majority of people on the front lines of the pandemic are women, because women

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

quarantine will ultimately have to yield to antibody/vaccine, through which both humans and the virus can restore a more balanced form of coexistence. However, the othering of nature itself silences decolonial struggles and alternatives that offer key lessons

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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

diverse policy responses, including radical experiments with government action, from complete lockdowns in Italy and stringent quarantines in China to deliberate in action in Sweden and Brazil. These policy responses have been subject to detailed