COVID-19, the Global South and the Pandemic’s Development Impact

Edited by Gerard McCann, Nita Mishra and Pádraig Carmody

Published

Oct 3, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529225655

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 3, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529225662

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Oct 3, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529225679

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
COVID-19, the Global South and the Pandemic’s Development Impact

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Though a globally shared experience, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected societies across the world in radically different ways. This book examines the unique implications of the pandemic in the Global South.

With international contributors from a variety of disciplines including health, economics and geography, the book investigates the pandemic’s effects on development, medicine, gender (in)equality and human rights among other issues. Its analysis illuminates further subsequent crises of interconnection, a pervasive health provision crisis and a resulting rise in socio-economic inequality.

The book’s assessment offers an urgent discourse on the ways in which the impact of COVID-19 can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socio-economic contexts in the world.

“This book reminds us that health, prosperity and stability are indivisible, and that we need an holistic policy framework to meet the challenges of our time.” Giovanni Farese, European University of Rome

“A truly international and transdisciplinary effort, drawing on the on-the-ground experiences of different countries' responses to COVID-19 and highlighting the lessons from the experiences. A must-read for those interested in understanding how social, economic, and political factors combined to mediate COVID's local impacts in the global south and the evolution of policy responses over time.” Francis Owusu, Iowa State University

Gerard McCann is Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Head of International Programmes at St Mary's University College, a college of Queens University Belfast, UK.

Nita Mishra is a Researcher on an Irish Research Council on a Coalesce project on Social Inclusion in Vietnam, and part-time Lecturer for International Development at University College Cork, Ireland.

Pádraig Carmody is Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Foreword – Colm Brophy, Minister for Overseas Development Aid, Ireland

Introduction – Gerard McCann, Nita Mishra and Pádraig Carmody

Part 1: Perspectives and Theory

1. Surviving Necropolitical Development Amidst Democratic Disinformation: A Pandemic Perspective from Brazil – Su-Ming Khoo and Mayara Floss

2. COVID-19, International Development and the Global Economy – Stephen McCloskey and Amit Prakash

3. Global Finance and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa – Howard Stein and Rick Rowden

4. COVID-19 Vaccine Inequality and Global Development: A Primer – Rory Horner

Part 2: Policy Context

5. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Time of Pandemic: An Indian Overview – Sujay Ghosh and Naveen Das

6. Local Community and Policy Solutions to a Global Pandemic – Pieternella Pieterse

7. Pandemic Structure and Blowback: Endemic Inequality and the New (ab)Normal – Pádraig Carmody and Gerard McCann

8. Ending the Pandemic – Zeke Ngcobo and Thomas Pogge

Part 3: Regional and Community Responses

9. Coping Mechanisms of Communities in Odisha: A Human Rights-Based Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Nita Mishra, Sushree Sailani Suman and Anuradha Mohanty

10. To Lockdown or Not to Lockdown: A Pragmatic Policy Response to COVID-19 in Zambia – Chrispin Matenga and Munguzwe Hichambwa

11. Latin America: Politics in Times of COVID-19 – Salvador Martí I Puig and Manuel Alcántara Sáez

12. Vietnam’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Edward Lahiff, Pham Quang Minh and Nguyễn Trọng Chính

Conclusion – Ashok Acharya