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

Edited by Gerard McCann, Nita Mishra and Pádraig Carmody

Published

Aug 1, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529225655

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Aug 1, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529225679

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

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.

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

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

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

4. Global Covid-19 Vaccine Inequality - Rory Horner

Part 2: Policy Context

5. Corporate Social Responsibility at the Time of COVID: An Indian Overview - Sujay Ghosh and Naveen Das

6. International Human Rights, Social Policy and COVID-19 - Féilim Ó hAdhmaill

7. Applying the Health Impact Fund Approach to Vaccinating in a Pandemic - Thomas Pogge, Zeke Ngcobo and Alessandra Tisi

Part 3: Regional and Community Responses

8. Community-based Responses to Covid19 Lockdown in Rural Odisha - Nita Mishra, Sushree Sailani Suman and Anuradha Mohant

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

10. Latin America and COVID-19: Weak Democracies in Times of Crisis - Salvador Martí i Puig and Manuel Alcantara

11. Covid-19, Biodiversity Loss and Climate Breakdown: A Triptych of Threats to Global Security and Wellbeing - David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa

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

Conclusion: Uneven Development through Pandemic Recovery - Pádraig Carmody, Nita Mishra and Gerard McCann