Author ORCID Identifier

Thomas Jamieson https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2716-5476

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-17-2020

Publication Title

Social Science Quarterly

Volume

101

Issue

5

First Page

1995

Last Page

2000

Abstract

Objective To provide a quick, in the moment analysis of the social and political aspects of theCOVID-19 pandemic to preserve the possibly ephemeral aspects that might be overlooked in future historical studies. Methods. Qualitative and a statistical analyses of real time information. Results. The clustering of former imperial powers as states suffering extreme initial impacts, combined with a brief qualitative commentary on the domestic politics related to the pandemic response, suggests that colonial imperialism has lingering domestic political effects. Conclusion. The domestic political power bases that enabled colonial imperialism may be a significant and previously unrecognized factor in politics both in the context of disaster response and more broadly.

Comments

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Imperial Pandemicide in Social Science Quarterly, 101(5), which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12854. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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