Lessons for a 'post-pandemic' future

Grogan, Joelle ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3666-256X and Donald, Alice ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8541-3530 (2022) Lessons for a 'post-pandemic' future. In: Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Grogan, Joelle ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3666-256X and Donald, Alice ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8541-3530, eds. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 473-484. ISBN 9781032078854. [Book Section] (Accepted/In press)

Abstract

This chapter synthesizes findings from the analysis of law – and the application of law – during the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of national contexts, and draws lessons to strengthen preparedness for future emergencies. It ventures that states on the spectrum from democracy to autocracy exhibited a wide variety of approaches that defy easy categorisation and challenge pre-existing assumptions about state responses during emergency. Democracies and autocracies proved equally, and unpredictably, vulnerable to the pandemic in terms of both public health outcomes, and the ‘health’ of their institutions and their capacity to adapt and effectively respond to pandemic conditions. The chapter ventures that good governance and public trust have proved inseparable during the COVID-19 pandemic and must be the focus for investment and development. The chapter makes recommendations in respect of legal reform; the use of expertise; inequality; democratic rehabilitation; global and multilevel governance; and building public trust through rational discourse

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 34851
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Depositing User: Alice Donald
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 16:27
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 11:42
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34851

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