Lessons for a 'post-pandemic' future

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Grogan, J. and Donald, A. 2022. Lessons for a 'post-pandemic' future. in: Grogan, J. and Donald, A. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 473-484
Chapter titleLessons for a 'post-pandemic' future
AuthorsGrogan, J. and Donald, A.
Abstract

This chapter synthesizes findings from the analysis of law – and the application of law – during the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of national contexts, and draws lessons to strengthen preparedness for future emergencies. It ventures that states on the spectrum from democracy to autocracy exhibited a wide variety of approaches that defy easy categorisation and challenge pre-existing assumptions about state responses during emergency. Democracies and autocracies proved equally, and unpredictably, vulnerable to the pandemic in terms of both public health outcomes, and the ‘health’ of their institutions and their capacity to adapt and effectively respond to pandemic conditions. The chapter ventures that good governance and public trust have proved inseparable during the COVID-19 pandemic and must be the focus for investment and development. The chapter makes recommendations in respect of legal reform; the use of expertise; inequality; democratic rehabilitation; global and multilevel governance; and building public trust through rational discourse

Research GroupLaw and Politics
LanguageEnglish
Page range473-484
Book titleRoutledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic
EditorsGrogan, J. and Donald, A.
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationAbingdon, Oxon
ISBN
Hardcover9781032078854
Electronic9781003211952
Paperback9781032078878
Publication dates
Online16 May 2022
Print17 May 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Mar 2022
Submitted22 Sep 2021
Accepted29 Mar 2021
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003211952-44
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85136895401
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