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COVID-19 and authoritarianism: two strategies of engaging fear

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This paper considers ways in which rulers can respond to, generate, or exploit fear of COVID-19 infection for various ends, and in particular distinguishes between ‘fear-invoking’ and ‘fear-minimising’ strategies. It examines historical precedent for executive overreach in crises and then moves on to look in more detail at some specific areas where fear is being mobilised or generated: in ways that lead to the suspension of civil liberties; that foster discrimination against minorities; and t...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.21248/gjn.13.02.259

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publisher:
Global Justice Network
Journal:
Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
78-98
Publication date:
2022-04-14
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EISSN:
1835-6842
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1340728
Local pid:
pubs:1340728
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2023-05-11

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