The coronavirus crisis may be a natural disaster but, Sheri Berman writes, how governments are responding is a product of their politics.
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A Europe-wide public-health authority should be a priority to counteract collective-action problems among EU member states.
The coronavirus crisis has remade the case for public authority—but that can only work in a complex network of multi-level governance.
The European Union must manifest real solidarity in response to the coronavirus crisis. Muddling through will not do.
To prevent the coronavirus shock to demand precipitating a long-lasting depression, government needs to become short-term payer of last resort.
The EU failed to learn from the crisis of 2015—and is now paying the price. Its refugee policy is even worse than back then.
The coronavirus epidemic exposes the care crisis and underlying class and regional inequalities—which the new strategy does not equip us to handle.
Karin Pettersson writes that the pandemic has highlighted the frailties of a short-sighted and hyper-individualistic social system.
For 40 years, US Republicans have been insisting that ‘government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem’. The bankruptcy of this has been laid bare.
The challenges of social and environmental injustice are as intense as ever. But which social forces can act as the agents of change?
Women’s strikes today draw attention to the need for global tax reform, so that investment in services can ease the burden of women’s domestic labour.
Branko Milanovic writes that the coronavirus is reminding some of the world’s privileged what it is like to experience its daily stigmas.