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COVID-19 is the most significant global crisis of any of our lifetimes. The numbers have been stupefying, whether of infection and mortality, the scale of public health measures, or the economic consequences of shutdown. Coronavirus Politics identifies key threads in the global comparative discussion that continue to shed light on COVID-19 and shape debates about what it means for scholarship in health and comparative politics. Editors Scott L. Greer, Elizabeth J. King, Elize Massard da Fonseca, and André Peralta-Santos bring together over 30 authors versed in politics and the health issues in order to understand the health policy decisions, the public health interventions, the social policy decisions, their interactions, and the reasons. The book’s coverage is global, with a wide range of key and exemplary countries, and contains a mixture of comparative, thematic, and templated country studies. All go beyond reporting and monitoring to develop explanations that draw on the authors' expertise while engaging in structured conversations across the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Part I
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  1. 1. Introduction: Explaining Pandemic Response
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  1. 2. Playing Politics: The World Health Organization’s Response to COVID-19
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  1. 3. State Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Governance, Surveillance, Coercion, and Social Policy
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  1. Part II: Asia
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  1. 4. China’s Leninist Response to COVID-19: From Information Repression to Total Mobilization
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  1. 5. Public Policy and Learning from SARS: Explaining COVID-19 in Hong Kong
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  1. 6. Institutions Matter in Fighting COVID-19: Public Health, Social Policies, and the Control Tower in South Korea
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  1. 7. Unified, Preventive, Low-cost Government Response to COVID-19 in Việt Nam
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  1. 8. Fighting COVID-19 in Japan: A Success Story?
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  1. 9. Singapore’s Response to COVID-19: An Explosion of Cases despite Being a “Gold Standard”
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  1. 10. India’s Response to COVID-19
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  1. 11. COVID-19 Response in Central Asia: A Cautionary Tale
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  1. Part III: Europe
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  1. 12. COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: How Austerity and a Loss of State Capacity Undermined the Crisis Response
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  1. 13. The European Union Confronts COVID-19: Another European Rescue of the Nation-state?
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  1. 14. Denmark’s Response to COVID-19: A Participatory Approach to Policy Innovation
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  1. 15. France’s Multidimensional COVID-19 Response: Ad Hoc Committees and the Sidelining of Public Health Agencies
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  1. 16. Political Resonance in Austria’s Coronavirus Crisis Management
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  1. 17. Three Approaches to Handling the COVID Crisis in Federal Countries: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
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  1. 18. Italy’s Response to COVID-19
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  1. 19. Spain’s Response to COVID-19
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  1. 20. A Tale of Two Pandemics in Three Countries: Portugal, Spain, and Italy
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  1. 21. Greece at the Time of COVID-19: Caught between Scylla and Charybdis
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  1. 22. COVID-19 in Turkey: Public Health Centralism
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  1. 23. COVID-19 in Central and Eastern Europe: Focus on Czechia, Hungary, and Bulgaria
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  1. 24. COVID-19 in the Russian Federation: Government Control during the Epidemic
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  1. Part IV: Americas
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  1. 25. The Politics and Policy of Canada’s COVID-19 Response
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  1. 26. Anatomy of a Failure: COVID-19 in the United States
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  1. 27. COVID-19 in Brazil: Presidential Denialism and the Subnational Government’s Response
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  1. 28. Colombia’s Response to COVID-19: Pragmatic Command, Social Contention, and Political Challenges
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  1. 29. The Politics of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Chile
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  1. Part V: Africa
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  1. 30. Pandemic amid Political Crisis: Malawi’s Experience with and Response to COVID-19
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  1. 31. Adapting COVID-19 Containment in Africa: Lessons from Tanzania
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  1. 32. Confronting Legacies and Charting a New Course? The Politics of Coronavirus Response in South Africa
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  1. 33. Comparative Analysis of COVID-19 Transmission and Mortality in Select African Countries
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  1. 34. Conclusion
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472902460
Related ISBN
9780472038626
MARC Record
OCLC
1241101001
Launched on MUSE
2021-04-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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