Citizenship Lab Presents: “The Pandemic Within: Policy Making for a Better World”

Date/Time: March 28th, 5:30pm
Zoom ID: 954 6231 1016
Guest Speaker: Hendrik Wagenaar and Barbara Prainsack

Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the fault lines in the current, neoliberal political-economic order. While we are obviously not the ones to have noticed this, our take on the problem differs in a number of important ways from the usual political economy analyses. The aim of the book is to provide an evidence-based, practically feasible, vision of a more sustainable and more just political economic order. We use utopian imagination as a systematic method (Levitas 2013). Specifically, the purpose of the book is twofold: 1) to provide the ideas and vocabulary for a different narrative of a better society, and 2) to suggest concrete solutions, each one of them grounded in practical experience and/or scientific evidence.