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25.03.2020

COVID-19 and the language of pathology: when public health vocabularies advance into parallel domains

Our Visiting Fellow Jonathan White (Professor of Politics at LSE) explains in this blog post why analogies associated with public health tend to be used in areas unrelated to the latter, such as the economy and migration. He writes that such perspectives can often be a way to rationalise limited intervention on the part of authorities, as well as to detach issues from their social and political context, limiting this way individual responsibility.

Find the full blog post here

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