This article addresses the far-reaching political implications of the pandemic; what effect the pandemic has on our political “body” rather than our physical bodies, and how it can emerge from this crisis stronger rather than weaker. The shock of 2020 may leave us shattered and divided, but it may also mobilize us to rebuild and enlarge the public sphere, to offer citizens meaningful forms of participation in public affairs, to bring markets under democratic scrutiny, and perhaps even create an affectionate market society able to respect labour (including migrant labour), the environment, and citizens’ health.

The Politics of Pandemics

Jan Zielonka
2020-01-01

Abstract

This article addresses the far-reaching political implications of the pandemic; what effect the pandemic has on our political “body” rather than our physical bodies, and how it can emerge from this crisis stronger rather than weaker. The shock of 2020 may leave us shattered and divided, but it may also mobilize us to rebuild and enlarge the public sphere, to offer citizens meaningful forms of participation in public affairs, to bring markets under democratic scrutiny, and perhaps even create an affectionate market society able to respect labour (including migrant labour), the environment, and citizens’ health.
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