Facts and Analysis: Canvassing COVID-19 Responses (Paperback)

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In an attempt to combat COVID-19 and minimize its detrimental effects, countries have undertaken different preventive strategies and containment policies. Some have successfully curbed the spread of Covid-19, while many others remain in limbo, doing their best to respond to outbreaks in cases. To gain a better understanding of how to fight Covid-19, it is imperative to evaluate the success and failures of these approaches. Under what conditions is an approach successful? When should it be avoided? How can this information be used to avoid future pandemics?

This volume offers informative comparative case studies that shed light on these key questions. Each country case is perceptively analyzed and includes a detailed timeline, allowing readers to view each response with hindsight and extrapolate the data to better understand what the future holds. Taken as a whole, this collection offers invaluable insight at this critical juncture in the Covid-19 pandemic.

About the Author

Linda Chelan Li is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Public Policy and the Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong (CSHK), City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include good governance, central-local relations, government reform, public finance, and sustainable development. She initiated “CSHK on Covid-19,” a collaborative project to collate and analyze essential data on the case developments and policy response of different jurisdictions to Covid-19, with an international team spanning Europe, Asia, America, and Australasia.

Praise For…

“In the ‘post-truth’ era, such careful documentation of the facts is especially welcome.” —Dr Tania Burchardt, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science

“The end is not yet in sight for the pandemic but in these pages the key factors in its development and some possible solutions for the future are laid out in ways that make it indispensable reading.” —Prof David S. G. Goodman, Professor of China Studies and former Vice President, Academic Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou

“This book is an important and groundbreaking effort by social scientists to understand on how states have been managing the crisis.” —Kevin Hewison, Weldon E. Thornton Distinguished Emeritus Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Product Details
ISBN: 9789629375966
ISBN-10: 9629375966
Publisher: City University of Hong Kong Press
Publication Date: May 28th, 2021
Pages: 332
Language: English

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