The pandemic crisis can be regarded as a symmetric shock that has struck dif- ferent societies in different ways provoking asymmetric effects and responses. This contribution is aimed at developing a critical account of the impact of the coro- navirus epidemic crisis on contemporary democratic societies. The role of social networks in the formation of public opinion on the issue of the Covid-19 has been taken into account. The impact of capitalism on the structuration of societies and the role of social movements as a manifestation of an alternative model of society are examined. The sphere of care and reproduction as a central point in an alter- native view of the future as one of the results of the pandemic is addressed. Finally, drawing on the political ecology approach, a critical account of the nexus between climate change and the covid-19 contagion has also been assessed.

Democratic Societies and the Pandemic Crisis. Critical Obervations

Lidia Lo Schiavo
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2021

Abstract

The pandemic crisis can be regarded as a symmetric shock that has struck dif- ferent societies in different ways provoking asymmetric effects and responses. This contribution is aimed at developing a critical account of the impact of the coro- navirus epidemic crisis on contemporary democratic societies. The role of social networks in the formation of public opinion on the issue of the Covid-19 has been taken into account. The impact of capitalism on the structuration of societies and the role of social movements as a manifestation of an alternative model of society are examined. The sphere of care and reproduction as a central point in an alter- native view of the future as one of the results of the pandemic is addressed. Finally, drawing on the political ecology approach, a critical account of the nexus between climate change and the covid-19 contagion has also been assessed.
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