The Biopolitics of Covid-19

It’s like that Wizard of Oz moment, when the curtain gets pulled back, and we are confronted with the reality, that systems of social administration and political governance appear to be in want: and political leadership has failed in its primary role, to protect the health of the people. Such is the Potemkin-like nature of many globalised societies now, it’s taken a pandemic to see through this façade, of mediocre management and amateur political leadership driving the global polity. And …

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Citizen Can

The renewal of democratic accountability, in both Dublin and Belfast, is to be welcomed.  This renewal offers new opportunities for people to tackle a range of issues, from housing to health, mental health and economic inactivity that have been afflicting the Irish polity living on both sides of the border. With this resurgence in local politics, it is important people recognise a representative democracy requires its citizens/subjects to keep working with their elected representatives, long after the election, to ensure …

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