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Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Edited by: Joelle Grogan , Alice Donald

Print publication date:  May  2022
Online publication date:  May  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032078854
eBook ISBN: 9781003211952
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003211952
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The COVID-19 pandemic not only ravaged human bodies but also had profound and possibly enduring effects on the health of political and legal systems, economies and societies. Almost overnight, governments imposed the severest restrictions in modern times on rights and freedoms, elections, parliaments and courts. Legal and political institutions struggled to adapt, creating a catalyst for democratic decline and catastrophic increases in poverty and inequality. This handbook analyses the global pandemic response through five themes: governance and democracy; human rights; the rule of law; science, public trust and decision making; and states of emergency and exception. Containing 12 thematic commentaries and 25 chapters on countries of diverse size, wealth and experience of COVID-19, it represents the combined effort of more than 50 contributors, including leading scholars and rising voices in the fields of constitutional, international, public health, human rights and comparative law, as well as political science, and science and technology studies. Taking stock after the onset of global emergency, this book provides essential analysis for politicians, policy-makers, jurists, civil society organisations, academics, students and practitioners at both national and international level on the best, and most concerning, practices adopted in response to COVID-19 �€“ and key insights into how states and multilateral institutions should reform, adapt and prepare for future emergencies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Pandemic and the Future of Global Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  COVID-19 Vaccines and Global Governance Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Accountability through Dialogue Download PDF
Chapter  4:  China and COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  5:  (Un)Governing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  COVID-19, the United States and Evidence-Based Politics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Democracy in the Time of COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Human Rights – the Essential Frame of Reference in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Assessing Human Rights Compliance during COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Going Beyond the Rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Finland's Success in Combatting COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  A Crisis of Rights and Democracy in India Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Dealing with the Pandemic and Social Unrest Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Thailand's Response to COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Political Opportunism and Pandemic Mismanagement in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Rule of Law as the Perimeter of Legitimacy for COVID-19 Responses Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Baselining COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Dealing with COVID-19 in Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The COVID-19 Pandemic Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Politicisation of Health and Threats to the Rule of Law in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A Stress Test for Politics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Open Science, Data Sharing and Pandemic Preparedness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Taiwan's Effective Pandemic Control with Dialogic Constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Public Health, Technology and Social Context in Rwanda's COVID-19 Response Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Germany and COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Rationality of South Africa's State of Disaster During COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Iran's COVID-19 Response Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Responding to COVID-19 with States of Emergency Download PDF
Chapter  31:  COVID-19 and Emergency Powers in Western European Democracies Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Exposing Inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  33:  When Emergency Is Permanent Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The COVID-19 Emergency Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The French Management of COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Philippines under Lockdown Download PDF
Chapter  37:  All Bets on the Executive(s)! The Australian Response to COVID-19 Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Lessons for a ‘Post-Pandemic' Future Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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