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Intimacy with God and Coronavirus in Pakistan

Nadeem Malik

I was on a research sabbatical in Pakistan during January–February and April–June 2020, which was a period that saw the significant spread of coronavirus in the country. Originally planning to do my ethnographic fieldwork on village governance in

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Coronavirus, Democracy and the Challenges of Engaging a Planetary Order

Milja Kurki

There is much speculation, rightly, about the future of liberal democracies, and democracy as such, in the context of the emergence of the coronavirus challenge. Are liberal democracies able to take effective action in the face of such a crisis

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The Coronavirus as Nature-Culture

Talking about Agency

Annette Schnabel and Bettina Ülpenich

order. Method and Material Our analysis uses the podcast series Coronavirus-Update by NDR Info of the leading German virologists Christian Drosten 11 and Sandra Ciesek, 12 interviewed by science journalists Korinna Hennig and Anja Martini

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Pandemic Drones

Promises and Perils

Julia M. Hildebrand and Stephanie Sodero

local signs and symbols. The Philadelphia show even included a drone formation of an angry coronavirus emoji. The drone is thus a medium for celebrating virus-related responses as well as for communicating and visually representing the virus itself

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Lessons from Xinjiang

James McMurray

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Coronavirus with “Nobody in Charge”

An open reflection on leadership, solidarity, and contemporary regional integration

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

during the present coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this crisis has forced most nation-states to close their borders as a necessary public health measure. Travel restrictions are regrettable but comprehensible. What is less acceptable in our opinion

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Protesting in Pandemic Times

COVID-19, Public Health, and Black Lives Matter

Binoy Kampmark

On December 31, 2019, a pathogen outbreak was noted in Wuhan, Hubei Province. It was quickly given the name SARS-CoV-2, a severe acute respiratory syndrome within the coronavirus family ( Lescure et al. 2020 ). On January 24, 2020, the first

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Biopolitical Leviathan

Understanding State Power in the Era of COVID-19 through the Weberian-Foucauldian Theory of the State

Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde


The coronavirus pandemic made the biopolitics of infection control the core object of states around the world. Globally, states governed spheres usually free of state control, implementing various restrictions, closing down society in the process. This is possible due to the state's capacities to act through and over society, grounded in the state's powers. I argue that while the pandemic has led to useful and interesting state-centric Foucauldian literature on the politics of COVID-19, this literature has not fully taken the theoretical lessons of the pandemic into account. Explicating these lessons, I discuss how the pandemic invites us to reconsider the Foucauldian approach to the state. The purpose of this article is to combine the Foucauldian theory of power with a Weberian state theory based on Michael Mann's work on the state and the sources of power, so to lay the foundations for a Weberian-Foucauldian theory of the state.

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Centralized or Decentralized

Which Governance Systems are Having a “Good” Pandemic?

Jennifer Gaskell and Gerry Stoker

central capacity in terms of the ability to implement rapid, decisive action. In the UK, for example, measures designed to mitigate the spread and impacts of the coronavirus were centrally issued on March 3, 2020 when the government unveiled its plan to

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Rethinking Democratic Theories of Justice in the Economy after COVID-19

Louise Haagh Cockburn , H. 2020 . “ Coronavirus: Matt Hancock admits he couldn't live on statutory sick pay ,” The Independent , March 22 .