Justice Everywhere has been offering analysis of and insight into the ethics and politics of the COVID-19 crisis since the beginning of the pandemic. This is taken two main forms.
First, several of our contributors, together with other friends of Justice Everywhere, have written a book called Political Philosophy in a Pandemic: Routes to a More Just Future (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). It is a collection of 20 short essays, each tackling a pressing question raised by the pandemic. These are arranged according to five main themes, concerning (1) social welfare and vulnerability; (2) economic justice; (3) democratic relations; (4) speech and (mis)information; and (5) the relationship between crisis and justice.
Contributors include Onora O’Neill, Jo Wolff, Marc Stears, Kimberley Brownlee, Adam Swift and Rowan Cruft. You can see a full list of chapter titles and contributors here.
Second, Justice Everywhere has published several standalone posts relating to the pandemic. See, for instance:
- ‘Philosophers’ Rundown on the Coronavirus Crisis’, which collects succinct responses on 9 pressing questions concerning: the feasibility of social justice, UBI, imagining a just society, economic precarity, education, climate change, internet access, deciding under uncertainty, and what counts as (un)acceptable risk.
Other independent posts addressed a wide range of issues, including:
- The ethics of shaming those who flout social distancing guidelines (by Paul Billingham and Tom Parr)
- Electoral justice in the times of pandemic (by Alexandru Volacu)
- Recognition regimes (by Gottfried Schweiger)
- Forced marriage (by Helen McCabe)
- Healthcare supply chains, disaster-mitigation and state manufacturing (by Robert Simpson)
- Lessons from poverty and inequality in Brazil (by Katarina Pitasse Fragoso and Nathália Sanglard)
- Crisis management and conditionality (by Peter Dietsch)
- What we should do about zoos (by Angie Pepper)
- Vulnerability (by Costanza Porro)
- Distributing the costs of pandemic lockdown (by Alexandru Volacu)
- Vaccine equity and the responsibility of rich countries (by Anh Le)
- Technomoral change (by Julia Hermann)