Professor Philip Pettit on the implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on government

Global Discourse Editor, Matthew Johnson interviews Professor Philip Pettit about the implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on government. They discuss the new special issue of Global Discourse on ‘COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear’, the three pillars of democracy and when government should act on public fears.

Read the Themed Issue, ‘COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear’:

Read Paul Faulkner’s original article, ‘Lockdown: a case study in how to lose trust and undermine compliance’:

Read Philip Pettit’s reply to Faulkner, ‘Lockdown, breakdown and trust: a reply to Paul Faulkner’:

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