The morality of governing under Covid-19


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This episode will examine that question through a variety of political theory perspectives. Is it useful to think of a trade-off between individual liberty and collective security? Is it helpful to assess responses to the current crisis through the analogy of war? It will also look at the impact of the response to Covid-19 on particular groups, including women and vulnerable minorities, and ask how their rights are best protected in these times.


  • Professor Richard Bellamy, Professor of Political Science
  • Dr Avia Pasternak, Associate Professor in Global Ethics
  • Dr Maki Kimura, Teaching Fellow in Gender and Politics
  • Chair: Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit

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