New volume: “Coronavirus Politics: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19,” edited by Scott Greer, Elizabeth King, Elize Massard da Fonseca, André Peralta-Santos

Past mini-conference participant Elize Massard da Fonseca and colleagues have published a new edited volume, titled Coronavirus Politics: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19. The book evaluates health policymaking during the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe .

A description of the book from the University of Michigan Press can be found here:

COVID-19 is the most significant global crisis of any of our 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 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. Editors Scott L. Greer, Elizabeth J. King, Elize Massard da Fonseca, and André Peralta-Santos bring together over 30 authors 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. The book’s coverage is global, with a wide range of key and exemplary countries, and contains a mixture of comparative, thematic, and templated country studies. All go beyond reporting and monitoring to develop explanations that draw on the authors’ expertise while engaging in structured conversations across the book.

Learn more about and order the book here.

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