Coronavirus Politics

The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19

Subjects: Political Science, Comparative Politics, Public Policy
Open Access : 9780472902460, 662 pages, 27 charts, 7 x 10, April 2021
Paperback : 9780472038626, 662 pages, 27 charts, 7 x 10, April 2021
Audiobook : 9780472004614, 662 pages, 7 x 10, October 2021

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Global experts develop explanations of how governments responded to COVID-19

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COVID-19 is the most significant global crisis of any of our lifetimes. The numbers have been stupefying, whether of infection and mortality, the scale of public health measures, or the economic consequences of shutdown. Coronavirus Politics identifies key threads in the global comparative discussion that continue to shed light on COVID-19 and shape debates about what it means for scholarship in health and comparative politics. Editors Scott L. Greer, Elizabeth J. King, Elize Massard da Fonseca, and André Peralta-Santos bring together over 30 authors versed in politics and the health issues in order to understand the health policy decisions, the public health interventions, the social policy decisions, their interactions, and the reasons. The book’s coverage is global, with a wide range of key and exemplary countries, and contains a mixture of comparative, thematic, and templated country studies. All go beyond reporting and monitoring to develop explanations that draw on the authors' expertise while engaging in structured conversations across the book.

Scott L. Greer is Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global Public Health and Political Science at the University of Michigan and Senior Expert Advisor on Health Governance to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels

Elizabeth J. King is Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health

Elize Massard da Fonseca is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil

André Peralta-Santos is a medical doctor and a public health specialist.

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