Cambridge Reflections: Covid-19

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  • 10 May 2021
    Seema Mohapatra, Lindsay F. Wiley

    Feminist Perspectives on the Response to COVID 19

    Governmental responses to the Covid 19 pandemic—in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere—have been deeply inequitable. People of color and people living in low-income households and neighborhoods have experienced compounded pandemic impacts. Restrictions on public services and private activities have disproportionately affected employment, housing, and financial security for women, people of color, and […]

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  • 7 Jan 2021
    Elizabeth Fisher, Sidney A. Shapiro

    Covid 19 and Competent Government

    The importance of competent government is perhaps the most important of the many painful lessons that are being learned during the pandemic. The significant variation in death rates across the globe illustrates there are many examples of governments responding well, less well, and disastrously. As the pandemic is ongoing and geography varies, care needs to […]

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  • 16 Jun 2020
    Kate A. Moran

    Kant on Sympathy with the Fate of Others

    During the strange week in March that began almost normally and ended with the shuttering of campuses and a series of rushed goodbyes, the students in my course on Kant’s moral philosophy half-jokingly wondered if he might have anything instructive to say about pandemics or social isolation. I pondered the question. There was, I supposed, […]

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  • 18 May 2020
    Laura Lomas

    Latinx Literature during la Cuarentena del 2020

    Cada vez más pequeña mi pequeñez rendida, cada instante más grande y más simple la entrega mi pecho quizás ruede a iniciar un capullo, acaso irán mis labios a nutrir azucenas Each moment smaller my defeated smallness, each instant grander and simpler the surrender my breast will roll over to launch a rosebud, perhaps my […]

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  • 18 May 2020
    Caroline A. Hartzell

    Power Sharing and the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Power-sharing measures, rules that allocate decision-making rights among groups competing for access to state power, appear to be experiencing something of a renaissance. A conflict resolution tool that has been used in a variety of contexts, power sharing was a prevalent feature of civil war settlements during the two decades following the end of the […]

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  • 5 May 2020
    Alex Wright

    An introduction to our new blog project: Cambridge Reflections: COVID-19

    A recent article in The New Yorker pointedly asked what the humanities should do in a crisis[i]. Similarly, in our own humanities group we have had many conversations of late about the meaning of what we are doing against a dramatic backdrop of illness and calamity. At a time when colleagues across the world – […]

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