Democracy & the Pandemic: Contributions from the May 2020 Conference of the Democracy Seminar
The pieces below are working papers – contributions to the Democracy & the Pandemic Mini-Conference of the Democracy Seminar on May 20-21, 2020.
How are the responses to the pandemic driving de-democratization?
How are the state responses to the pandemic strengthening authoritarian regimes?
Jacek Kucharczyk, Pandemic as a Catalyst for Populist Authoritarianism: The Case of Poland
Michal Vašečka, From Mafia State to “Parish” Republic
Mark W. Frazier, Hong Kong: Pandemic, Protests, and Protecting “National” Security
András Bozóki, After Orwell: Some Thoughts on the Post-Pandemic World
How are the responses to the pandemic strengthening the centralization of power, and the municipal and community power that resists it?
Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer, Authoritarian Appetites versus Local Solidarity
Kristóf Szombati, COVID-19 and the Curtailment of Municipal Power in Hungary
Utku Balaban, Urban Politics and Pandemic in Turkey
Daniel Gerbery, Trust or Discipline? What Saturates Civic Responses to a COVID-19 Crisis in Slovakia?
Nazan Bedirhanoglu, Turkey’s Forged Success Story: Re-opening Without Closing Down?
How are the responses to the pandemic strengthening authoritarian movements and institutions
Alexandra Bitušíková, Fascists in Slovak Politics: Waiting for a New Chance in Times of the COVID-19 crisis?
Ali Rıza Güngen, Turkey’s COVID-19 Response and Resilience of Authoritarianism
How is de-democratization constituted and opposed?
How do the pandemic and the authoritarian responses to it undermine human rights and gender justice?
Kálmán Petőcz, Human Rights in the Times of Emergency
Jan Orlovsky, The NGO Sector in Slovakia as a Subject of Conspirators
Maria Bucur, Domestic Violence as Pandemic
Elżbieta Korolczuk, Gender Ideology as Pandemic: Anti-Gender Campaigns in a Time of Crisis
What are new ways to constitute, defend, and strengthen democracy during the pandemic?
How do we resist dictatorships with a democratic face during the pandemic?
Jeffrey C. Isaac, Securing the November U.S. Election: The Urgent Task for All Democrats
Dagmar Kusá, Democracy “As If”