The Politics of COVID-19, Readings #47

The most important contributions on the political, economic, and social effects of the unfolding crisis.

Class & Labour

Zoomism and Discipline for Productive Immobility
Ariadna Estévez | Critical Legal Thinking

Who will go back to work?
Will Davies | Political Econony Research Center

COVID-19 and inequalities at work: A gender lens
Joanne Conaghan | Futures of Work

What Hannah Arendt can teach us about work in the time of Covid-19
Lyndsey Stonebridge | New Statesman

Überwachung oder Industriestandard? So kontrolliert der Online-Händler die Mitarbeiter in seinen Logistikzentren [German]
Philip Kaleta | Business Insider Deutschland

Con las puras manos [Spanish]
Agus Morales | Revista 5W

«Travailler plus» ou le retour de la guerre sociale [French]
Romaric Godin | Mediapart

Public Sphere

(Hospital) trolley problems: Some philosophical responses to the coronavirus
Nigel Warburton | The Times Literary Supplement

Why coronavirus may make the world more accessible
Matthew Keegan | BBC

The biopolitics of pandemic citizenship
Adil Hossain | Discover Society

Home Thoughts for New Times
Enzo Traverso | Verso Books

Scientists are drowning in COVID-19 papers. Can new tools keep them afloat?
Jeffrey Brainard | Science

Bernard Stiegler: «Cette épidémie révèle la vulnérabilité de nos systèmes» [French]
Eugénie Barbezat | L'Humanité

Dobbiamo fare spazio (pubblico) [Italian]
Margherita Manfra | Il Giornale dell'Architettura

Imagens, letras e sons de uma pandemia [Portuguese]
Mário Rui André, João Ribeiro | Shifter

Future

Rebuilding the world after Covid-19 [Podcast]
Margaret MacMillan et al. | The Prospect Interview

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry
Atul Gawande | The New Yorker

COVID-19: Why We Must Reset Our Thinking
Ian Goldin | Inter Press Service

"Dann erleiden wir auch Schiffbruch, nur auf andere Weise" [German]
Holger Burckhart, Michael Quante | Jan-Martin Wiarda

Para o futuro começar [Portuguese]
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Sul 21

O que vem depois do amanhã: notas sobre a agonia de uma sociedade pós-pandêmica [Portuguese]
Emanuel Messias Aguiar de Castro | antropoLÓGICAS EPIDÊMICAS

Capitalism

COVID-19, the Freedom to Die, and the Necropolitics of the Market
Vito Laterza, Louis Philippe Römer | Somatosphere

The Death of the Central Bank Myth
Adam Tooze | Foreign Policy

Jérôme Baschet: "Le Covid-19 est une maladie du Capitalocène" [French]
Marion Rousset | Marianne

Butler: Quando a economia se torna o berro agonizante dos eugenistas [Portuguese]
Juan Dominguez, Rafael Zen | Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil

Tech

COVID-19: Switching online is not an option in conflict-stricken countries in the Middle East
Saoussen Ben Cheikh | Global Voices

How Google and Apple outflanked governments in the race to build coronavirus apps
Mark Scott | Politico Europe

AI after the pandemic
Daniel McQuillan | Medium

Rethinking Digital Platforms for the Post-COVID-19 Era
Jennifer Cobbe, Elettra Bietti | CIGI

Mit 3-D-Druck durch die Krise [German]
Helmut Martin-Jung | Süddeutsche Zeitung

Academic

One Million or One Hundred Million Casualties? – The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Dirk A. Zetzsche | Universite du Luxembourg

Ethics of Digital Contact Tracing and COVID-19: Who Is (Not) Free to Go?
Michael Klenk et al. | Delft University of Technology

Ethics and governance for digital disease surveillance
Michelle M. Mello, C. Jason Wang | Science

Democracy, Culture, and Contagion: Political Regimes and Countries Responsiveness to Covid-19
Carl Benedikt Frey | Oxford Martin School

Geographic access to United States SARS-CoV-2 testing sites highlights healthcare disparities and may bias transmission estimates
Benjamin Rader et al. | Journal of Travel Medicine

Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic
Carly A. Phillips et al. | Nature Climate Change

Public Health

Why vaccine ‘nationalism’ could slow coronavirus fight
Richard Milne | Financial Times

Abortion After the Pandemic
Joanna Wuest | Dissent

Masks off
William Shoki | Africa is a Country

Il teatro del virus [Italian]
Rocco Ronchi | Doppiozero

No sul global, as cidades formam a última linha de defesa contra a Covid-19 [Portuguese]
Robert Muggah, Miguel Lago Muggah | Folha de S.Paulo

International

Who Is Trump Really Protecting During the Coronavirus Crisis?
John Stoehr | Public Seminar

How Palestinian citizens are putting Israel’s coronavirus powers in check
Meron Rapoport | 972 Mag

Migration: how Europe is using coronavirus to reinforce its hostile environment in the Mediterranean
Maurice Stierl | The Conversation

Mexico is severely — and maybe purposefully — undercounting its coronavirus deaths
Alex Ward | Vox

Covid-19 Underscores the Need to Overhaul Social Policies Across Africa
Nidhi Parekh | African Arguments

Europe’s Far-Right has a Cure for COVID-19: Nationalism
Michael Colborne | Balkan Insight

Coronavirus has given China the chance to become the true global leader. Will it take it?
Peter Frankopan | The Guardian

Context

COVID-19 has turned cities’ greatest assets into disadvantages
Rune Dahl Fitjar | LSE Covid-19

Pandemics: Past, Present, Future [Podcast]
John Brooke, Jim Harris | History Talk

How plagues change the world
Jerome Roos | New Statesman

The Four Men Responsible For America's COVID-19 Test Disaster
Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone

Hubert Thielicke: Das Virus und das Militär [German]
Hubert Thielicke | Das Blättchen

Historiker Oliver Zimmer: Global Governance wäre verheerend [German]
NZZ

Los virus emergentes [Spanish]
Mario González Hevilla | Esglobal

Débat: Le Covid-19 s’attaquerait-il aussi à la langue française? [French]
Eliane Viennot | Entre les lignes et entre les mots

Vivere in un posto al sole e in un tempo fuor di sesto [Italian]
Gennaro Fucile | Quaderni d'Altri Tempi

O trabalho do pensamento crítico agora [Portuguese]
Joan Wallach Scott | Revista Bula

Amitav Ghosh, la realtà instabile delle crisi [Italian]
Stella Levantesi | il manifesto

Social Toll

UK food inequality under Covid-19 and the community restaurant
Benjamin Selwyn | Le Monde diplomatique

The Distribution of Suffering, Relief, and Greed in the Pandemic
James S. Henry, David J. Lighton | The American Interest

Educación en medio de una pandemia: sálvese quien pueda [Spanish]
Andrea Liba | Pikara

Covid-19: du déni des inégalités à la police sanitaire. Entretien avec Didier Fassin [French]
Didier Fassin | Contretemps

Da fatalidade epidemiológica à ferramenta de extermínio: a gestão necropolítica da pandemia [Portuguese]
Leonardo Oliveira | Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Para além do rodízio, por uma política de transporte que proteja a vida [Portuguese]
Raquel Rolnik | A Cidade é Nossa

Economy

Maybe Modern Monetary Theory is an answer to the COVID-19 economic crisis [Podcast]
Stephanie Kelton | Make Me Smart

Messages from “Fiscal Space”
Jayati Ghosh | Project Syndicate

The return of State planning
André Roncaglia de Carvalho | Developing Economics

Financement de la crise du Covid19: le retour des rentes perpétuelles? [French]
Hubert de Vauplane | Le Grand Continent

Michel Aglietta «La vraie richesse des nations est leur capital public» [French]
Antoine Reverchon | Le Monde

Democracy

The Tragic Omissions of Governance by Curve
Holly Jean Buck | Strelka

Ruin des Mittelstands [German]
Maurizio Bach | Soziopolis

Sindaci nell’emergenza [Italian]
Jessy Simonini | Jacobin Italia

Contro l'estetica della morte [Italian]
Marco Revelli | Volere La Luna

O capitão colide com os limites da necropolítica [Portuguese]
Ruy Braga | Outras Palavras

Anthropocene

America’s Slaughterhouses Aren’t Just Killing Animals
Eric Schlosser | The Atlantic

Relaunching the System: Bees, Covid-19 and Tunisia
Habib Ayeb | Review of African Political Economy

Bruno Latour: le Covid comme crash-test [French]
Thibaut Sardier | Libération

È ora di ripensare una volta per tutte il nostro sistema gastronomico [Italian]
Gabriele Rosso | Linkiesta

Estado e desenvolvimento [Portuguese]
José Luís Fiori | A Terra é redonda