Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 2,686 items for :

Clear All
Policy Making in a Global Pandemic
Author:

Risk has emerged as a key mechanism for controlling the future and learning from past misfortunes.

How did risk influence policy makers’ responses to COVID-19? How will they be judged for their decisions?

Drawing on case studies from the UK, China, Japan, New Zealand and the US, this original text explores policy responses to COVID-19 through the lens of risk. The book considers how different countries framed the pandemic, categorised their populations and communicated risk. It also evaluates the role of the media, conspiracy theories and hindsight in shaping responses to COVID-19.

As we reflect on the ‘first wave’, this book offers a vital resource for anticipating future responses to crises.

Restricted access
Author:

Introduction This chapter provides a concise overview of the COVID-19 pandemic. By drawing on the extensive news output and published scientific reports, the aim is to explain what a coronavirus is, to identify the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide an international overview of the way the disease spread so rapidly across the world. Attention then turns to consider the performance of UK central government. A final section considers the main features of the COVID-19 pandemic, and identifies some of the key policy issues that the disease now

Restricted access

Cutting across disciplines from science and technology studies to the arts and humanities, this thought-provoking collection engages with key issues of social exclusion, inequality, power and knowledge in the context of COVID-19.

The authors use the crisis as a lens to explore the contours of contemporary societies and lay bare the ways in which orthodox conceptions of the human condition can benefit a privileged few.

Highlighting the lived experiences of marginalised groups from around the world, this is a boundary spanning critical intervention to ongoing debates about the pandemic. It presents new ways of thinking in public policy, culture and the economy and points the way forward to a more equitable and inclusive human future.

Restricted access

Nothing changes everything . Given the scale of the disruption and desolation that the pandemic has wrought – from the truly global to the irreducibly intimate – it is tempting to think that COVID-19 is the exception. But it isn’t. Other pandemics have been and gone. 1 We will not be living in a siege economy and society for ever. And a combination of herd immunity, vaccine and collective boredom will allow some sort of everyday to re-emerge. But we shall not be returning to the world just as it was, nor any time soon. 2 The Global Financial Crisis (of 2008

Restricted access

It is necessary for African leaders and policymakers to utilize the rare opportunity opened up by the COVID-19 outbreak to unite behind a common purpose  and  strengthen public health systems and disease surveillance. Such a unity against the  pandemic will make it easier for the World Bank and other donor or lending institutions to mitigate its negative effects. Strengthening regional cooperation of all health institutions in Africa and activation of stricter policies at the ports of entry, such as screening, testing and isolation of confirmed cases, will go a

Open access
Author:

Introduction This chapter utilises the same method as the rest of the book (QCA) but with a different dataset. During the book’s writing, the COVID-19 pandemic began and spread across the world. This gave me two options – I could ignore it, as the pandemic was not in the original book proposal, or I could incorporate it, and see how different health systems had responded to the challenge that it offered. I have decided on the latter, but of course any analysis I can offer is limited in that, at the time of writing, the pandemic is far from over. This has

Restricted access
How Local Leadership Can Change Our Future for the Better
Author:

The COVID-19 virus outbreak has rocked the world and it is widely accepted that there can be no return to the pre-pandemic society of 2019. However, many suggestions for the future of society and the planet are aimed at national governments, international bodies and society in general.

Drawing on a decade of research by an internationally renowned expert, this book focuses on how cities and communities can lead the way in developing recovery strategies that promote social, economic and environmental justice.

It offers new thinking tools for civic leaders and activists as well as practical suggestions on how we can co-create a more inclusive post COVID-19 future for us all.

Restricted access
Wicked Issues and Relationalism
Editor:

Health and socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been exacerbated by central government-imposed austerity budgeting by local authorities and the health service.

This book, part of the Social Determinants of Health series, extends the ideas developed in the previous volumes by reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on local and national governance from the perspectives of public health, social care and economic development.

Drawing on case studies from across the UK and beyond, it explores the pandemic and other ‘wicked’ issues including climate change, homelessness, unemployment and domestic abuse through the lens of relationalism, and proposes necessary system changes.

Restricted access
Race, States, Inequalities and Global Society
Editor:

This pioneering book demonstrates the disproportionate impact of state responses to COVID-19 on racially marginalized communities.

Written by women and queers of colour academics and activists, the book analyses pandemic lockdowns, border controls, vaccine trials, income support and access to healthcare across eight countries, in North America, Asia, Australasia and Europe, to reveal the inequities within, and between countries.

Putting intersectionality and economic justice at the heart of their frameworks, the authors call for collective action to end the pandemic and transform global inequities.

Contributing to debates around the effects of COVID-19, as well as racial capitalism and neoliberal globalization at large, this research is invaluable in informing future policy

Restricted access
Author:

novel coronavirus, to be named SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 for short. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported almost 8,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Most of these were in China, but 18 other countries had already been affected. 1 The first people to be diagnosed with lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the UK were a mother and son in York on 30 January 2020. Concern grew, and in the week to 28 February, the FTSE 100 lost 11%, its worst week since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008. 2 On 3 March, day 33 of the UK pandemic, a person who had tested

Restricted access