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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

the political asylum process is not only about hope. It is also a process steeped in uncertainty, the very same state of being that has defined life in this pandemic. Uncertainty, political asylum and the expert witness Political asylum has

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

and postponed. In a moving reflection on hope, anger and the uncertainty of being at the mercy of forces and systems beyond one's control, McGranahan takes inspiration from the hard-won optimism that can drive people who have suffered immensely to

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

what the stricken suffer, uncertainty about the long-term effects on survivors, and haunting fear. Neighbors have the possibility of finding meaning where it actually lies: in the felt reality—the lived experience of disease, death, and social

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Peter Levine

conditions of deep uncertainty. Of course, we would like to know what will happen to institutions and norms. Will a global pandemic make various publics more favorable to social democracy and welfare states by reinforcing the value of governments? Or will

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Lauri Rapeli and Inga Saikkonen

Electoral Democracy .” Freedom House Perspectives . Available at https://freedomhouse.org/article/coronavirus-takes-aim-electoral-democracy1/ . (Accessed 19 May 2020 .) Schedler , Andreas . 2013 . The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and

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Milja Kurki

has to be) to dealing with uncertainty, more open (because it has to be) to non-human actors, more open (because it has to be) to thinking beyond existing modalities of politics, new ways of opening up democracy, perhaps even liberal representative

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

health,” including “misinformation” and “causing uncertainty for the population”—a broad provision that might be abused to quell freedom of speech and target political rivals. In sum, postponing elections or referenda for months might allow incumbents

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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

argument put forward here is that future research should investigate the costs of pandemic measures in terms of democracy, as well as public health. Notes 1 Swerving recognizes volatility and uncertainty as an integral part of democracy, without

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Louise Haagh

Democratic Control Changes to income support access is only one way in which especially laissez faire states have changed. It may appear that states can do very little to abate sources of ill health arising from uncertainty in job markets. Yet, as

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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

uncertainty. Therefore for 32 scholars, around the world, and we five authors in this introductory article, to come together in an international chorus of voices is truly a remarkable outcome. We also wish to acknowledge those who were unable to contribute at