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II Round Table. Coronavirus Politics: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19 Response

April 22, 2021

COVID-19 is the most significant global crisis of most people’s 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: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19 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. This panel brings together University of Michigan authors from among the 67 contributors, 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. They will discuss the politics of COVID-19 response in Brazil, Central Asia, France, Italy, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and Vietnam. All go beyond reporting and monitoring to develop explanations that draw on the authors' expertise while engaging in structured conversations across the book.


Scott Greer, Public Health & Political Science, U-M
Elizabeth King, Public Health, U-M


Michelle Falkenbach, Public Health, U-M
Holly Jarman, Public Health, U-M
Pauline Jones, Political Science, U-M
Elize Massard da Fonseca, Public Administration, FGV
Kanayo Ogujiuba, Economics, University of Mpumalanga, and 2021-22 UMAPS Scholar, U-M
Sarah Rozenblum, Public Health, U-M
Rebecca Wai, Political Science, U-M
Emma Willoughby, Public Health, U-M

More information about Coronavirus Politics, published by University of Michigan Press.