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’: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bup/gd/2021/00000011/00000003

Read Paul Faulkner’s original article, ‘Lockdown: a case study in how to lose trust and undermine compliance’: https://doi.org/10.1332/204378921X16106635782045

Read Philip Pettit’s reply to Faulkner, ‘Lockdown, breakdown and trust: a reply to Paul Faulkner’: https://doi.org/10.1332/204378921X16158526329286

Further reading

David Bartram: Review of Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries by Frank Furedi

Didier Bigo, Elspeth Guild and Elif Mendos Kuşkonmaz: Obedience in times of COVID-19 pandemics: politics of protection, politics of fear and governmentality of unease

Dan Degerman, Matthew Flinders & Matthew Johnson: Understanding the politics of fear: COVID, crises and democracy

Pablo Fernández Velasco, Bastien Perroy, and Roberto Casati: The collective disorientation of the COVID-19 crisis

Frank Furedi: Reply to reviews of Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries by Frank Furedi

Matthew Johnson, Matt Flinders & Dan Degerman: What makes for successful deployment of fear during a crisis?

Peter Jones: The Pandemic, Freedom and Fear: A Reply to Moser

John A. Hall: Review of Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries by Frank Furedi

Leland Harper: Confronting COVID-19: Rational and Unique Fear in Black America

Isabela Kalil, Weslei Pinheiro, Alex Kalil, Sofia Silveira-Florek, João Vicente Pereira, Wiverson Azarias, & Ana Beatriz Amparo: Politics of fear in Brazil: Far-right conspiracy theories on COVID-19

Ned Lebow: Fear, pathogens and political order

Claudia Leeb: The Fear of Covid: a Psychoanalytic Critical Theory Perspective

Noëlle McAfee: A reply to Castration Anxiety, COVID-19, and the Extremist Right by Claudia Leeb

Elias Moser: Nozick on Fear and the Covid-19 Lockdown Policy

Matthew Ratcliffe: A reply to Fernández Velasco, Perroy and Casati

Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg: A reply to Fernández Velasco, Perroy and Casati

Férdia Stone-Davis: Review of Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries by Frank Furedi

Kaspar Villadsen: What is the New Governmentality of the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Reply to Didier Bigo, Elspeth Guild and Elif Mendos Kuşkonmaz     

Ruth Wodak: Crisis-Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Politics of Fear and Hope

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