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Battlegrounds of Justice: The Pandemic and What Really Grieves the 99%

Azmanova, Albena (2021) Battlegrounds of Justice: The Pandemic and What Really Grieves the 99%. In: Delanty, Gerard, ed. Pandemics, Politics, and Society: Critical Perspectives on the Covid-19 Crisis. de Gruyter, pp. 243-256. ISBN 978-3-11-072020-4. E-ISBN 978-3-11-071335-0. (doi:10.1515/9783110713350) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:87125)

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Abstract

Two battlegrounds of justice had taken shape in the decade preceding the Covid-19 pandemic that beset the world in the spring of 2020. On the one hand, progressive forces were mobilising under the banner of fighting inequality. On the other hand, long-standing ecological concerns have acquired a novel urgency. Although environmental protection and social justice are both valiant creeds of progressive politics, they have stood in long-lasting conflict due to their contrasting relationship to economic growth. In order to effectively reconcile social and environmental justice, the post-pandemic agenda of progressive politics needs to shifts its focus from fighting inequality through growth-and-redistribution to fighting precarity.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1515/9783110713350
Uncontrolled keywords: pandemic, social justice, inequality, environment, ecology, capitalism, Covid, growth, redistribution, Green growth
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Critical Thought
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment, Future Human
Depositing User: Albena Azmanova
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 11:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 09:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/87125 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Azmanova, Albena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2471-2016
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