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The necropolitics of COVID-19: will the COVID-19 pandemic reshape national healthcare systems?

Robertson, Hamish and Travaglia, Joanne (2020) The necropolitics of COVID-19: will the COVID-19 pandemic reshape national healthcare systems? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (18 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has made necropolitics – the politics of life and death – unavoidable . Drawing on the work of Achille Mbembe, Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia argue that, as in previous crises, COVID-19 reveals many of the hidden assumptions underpinning national healthcare systems. As the current crisis continues to bring these assumptions into the mainstream and disrupts business as usual, they suggest that COVID-19 points towards opportunities to reshape the relationship of society to its most vulnerable members.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
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 > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 08:45
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104849

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