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Crises and the limits of the possible

White, Jonathan (2022) Crises and the limits of the possible. Biblioteca Della Libertà, LVII. ISSN 0006-1654

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Identification Number: 10.23827/BDL_2022_4


This short essay considers the long-term legacies of turbulent times for the exercise of political agency. It distinguishes two widespread views, centred on the enabling and disabling effects of crisis, and traces the logic and limits of each. The essay goes on to assess some features of contemporary European and EU politics in light of these observations, highlighting some of the ways that Covid-19 has been used as a pretext to consolidate rather than transform the existing order.

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Additional Information: © 2022 Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione"Luigi Einaudi"
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 17:03
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 09:03

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