An eDossier by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS), a member organisation of transform! europe.
Police officers and a youth during the lockdown in the city of Banfield,
Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Germán Romeo Pena
Does the pandemic state of exception pave the way for further undemocratization — and if so, is this process happening on a global scale, or are there meaningful differences between regional developments? Are there identifiable patterns regarding a specifically authoritarian-populist, way of dealing with the pandemic and the resulting social and economic crisis? What is, in short, the specifically authoritarian dimension of the world's responses to the pandemic?
Originally published on the website of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS)