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

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David Owen

to address the coronavirus. Currently, The Lancet reports, “extraordinary steps are now having to be taken to mitigate the unintended effects of the travel restrictions” ( Devi 2020 ). Many of those individuals whose situations do not fit neatly

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

coronavirus itself—as part of a vibrant ecology indicated by many strains of indigenous (and more recently, post-humanist) thought. Several countries, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, have already expanded notions of citizenship to include “nature” as an equal