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Great easing? Leaders face a tragic dilemma but they should not hide behind the backs of experts

Lodge, Martin and Boin, Arjen (2020) Great easing? Leaders face a tragic dilemma but they should not hide behind the backs of experts. LSE COVID-19 Blog (14 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Political leaders everywhere face stark choices that will define the social and economic future of their countries. They must decide if and how to wind-down the societal lockdowns that we have witnessed across the world. They do so against a background of widespread anxieties. Economic collapse awaits should there not be a rapid resumption of economic life. But a relaxation of ‘lockdown’ measures can have dire consequences: a ‘second wave’ might stretch state capacities even further than we have witnessed thus far. This is truly a tragic dilemma, argue Arjen Boin (University of Leiden) and Martin Lodge (LSE).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: School of Public Policy
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Government
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 13:24
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104462

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