Politics and Crisis (ebook)

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A discussion series by the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Political Science in collaboration with BusinessWorld in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Political Science of Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) invites readers to join this series as we attempt to make sense of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and learn early lessons from it. We read the coronavirus outbreak as primarily a public health and safety concern with attendant issues of politics and power dynamics in decision making. As the crisis unfolds, political decisions will not only affect lives, but also the course of States the world over.

Each piece in this series examines sites of consensus and points of tension and debate at the local, national, regional and global levels of governance, as well as in critical spaces where they overlap. We hope to highlight effective political practices and problematic ones and the social and political constraints that citizens and governments need to confront in addressing the crisis.

Even in times of crisis, the AdMU Department of Political Science continues to advocate for: evidence-informed policy making; institutional over personal political agendas; and, critical pedagogy as an approach to citizenship education. Hence, this political discussion series.

This series is published in collaboration with BusinessWorld.


Each crisis carries the potential for structural change. The COVID-19 crisis is not only claiming lives, it is changing structural relations all over the world: how nations are governed, how nations cooperate, how nations secure themselves, how markets and industries are run, how work is organized, how products are consumed, how services are exchanged, how learning is conducted, how communication is delivered, and, how states and societies relate to one another….

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View our Businessworld Articles

Framing the Crisis Conversation

Governing the Pandemic

Power from Below:

Social Policy For The People, By The People​

Re-imagining ASEAN in a time of Crisis

Lessons in East Asia:

The Good, The Bad, And What’s Just Righ​t

Global health governance and COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic:

A Failure Of Global Institutions And A Test Of National Leadership​

Governing the new normal

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