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To Save Democracy, America Needs a Mandatory Public Service Program – FP, 31.10
An ambitious program for young Americans could help heal the country’s divides. By David L. Carden, the first resident U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Welcome to the Era of Competitive Climate Statecraft – FP, 8.02.21
In trade, finance, development, and security, governments are racing to get closer to net-zero. By Carolyn Kissane
‘Bouncing back. World politics after the pandemic’ – CIDOB, 4.02.21
- Which international order will consolidate in the post-Covid-19 world? Will it be more conflictual? Or will new ways of frame the international cooperation arise? These and other related questions are addressed by several high-level experts in ‘Bouncing back. World politics after the pandemic’, a documentary film by CIDOB, produced by La Kaseta Ideas Factory with the support of “la Caixa” Foundation.
Why the pre-Covid-19 normal is not good enough – Straits Times, 21.12
- It shows how much more needs to be done to make a real difference. This includes not just reducing the use of fossil fuel but also developing greener and more sustainable energy sources and using them to power newer technology.
- It is the same with tackling society’s inequality. The pandemic showed if nothing else that no one is safe unless everybody is, no matter who you are, what job you do and how much wealth you possess. Because everyone matters, you have to make sure all are taken care of and that the poorest and most vulnerable have a decent standard of living and access to basic needs such as healthcare and education.
Forget the New Normal: Let’s Head to an Inclusive Future – Rockfeller Foundation, 12.20
Why the Pandemic and Populism Still Work Together – CH, 24.11
Hopes that the pandemic would kill off populism in Europe were always optimistic, and the second wave is likely to definitively put an end to this idea.
Preparing Democracies for Pandemics – CFR, 20.11
Europe Doesn’t Want Lockdowns. It Wants Government. – FP, 6.11.20
- The continent’s second wave of the coronavirus has produced angry protests against state overreach—and new demands for state help. By Caroline de Gruyter
The Rise of the COVID Dictatorships – FP, 16.10.20
- Around the world, emergency powers are chipping away at democracy—sometimes with public support. By Anwar Mhajne, Crystal Whetstone
After the Pandemic: The rebirth of big governments – Global-Is-Asian, 10.20
- The pandemic has seen huge expansions in the power of the state enabled by new technologies — governments have locked down citizens, mobilised health systems and spent huge sums to support workers and businesses.
- But is this a permanent or temporary shift, and what does this mean for Asian economies with traditions of frugal and limited states? How will political leaders balance calls for greater state power to monitor public health and reduce inequality while protecting individual privacy?
- In the third instalment of Asia Thinker Series: Talkback moderated by Associate Professor in Practice James Crabtree from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Senior Minister (SM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Mr John Micklethwait, and Ms Rana Foroohar discussed state capacity, trust, and privacy in the post-COVID-19 era.
COVID-19: remaking the social contract – The Lancet, 2.05.20
Emergency Laws and Pandemic Power Grabs – 24.04.20
- Hungarian free speech advocate Péter Krekó, Russian democracy advocate and HRF chairman Garry Kasparov, and Pulitzer-Prize winning author and The Atlantic columnist Anne Applebaum speak out on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s moves to consolidate power and rule by decree as the coronavirus spreads across Europe. They draw on their vast experience of documenting and challenging the Soviet Union to discuss how governments across the world are abusing emergency laws to grab power, and examine what citizens can do to fight back.
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers – Foreign Policy, 16.04.20
- Ten leading global thinkers on an expansion of government powers. By James Crabtree, Robert D. Kaplan, Robert Muggah, Kumi Naidoo, Shannon K. O’Neil, Adam Posen, Kenneth Roth, Bruce Schneier, Stephen M. Walt, Alexandra Wrage
Despre statul ”puternic” și statul ”slab” în perioada post-pandemie – Florin Bondar, 30.03.20
COVID 19, starea de urgență și tentația autoritarianismului – Scena9, 27.04.20
Virusul fascismului e la un clic distanță – PressOne, 30.03.20
COVID 19 și starea de urgență în epoca populismului – Scena9, 19.03.20
The rise of the bio-surveillance state – New Statesman, 25.03.20
- A grim choice faces 21st-century societies: panopticons or pandemics?