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Lo, Dic and Shi, Yuning (2020) 'China versus the US in the Pandemic Crisis: Governance and Politics Confronting Systemic Challenges.' Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 41 (4). (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Because of its peculiar nature as a systemic challenge, the control of the COVID-19 crisis requires strong and rapid actions. It appears that China has employed a “tough model” whereas the erratic measures of the US have formed a “loose model”. This paper seeks to characterize and assess the two models from the perspective of the governance structures and the corrective capabilities of the two different political establishments. The exposition draws on the framework of “exit, voice, and loyalty” developed by Albert Hirschman, and rejects the hegemonic ideology of the “liberal democracy versus authoritarianism” dichotomy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: coronavirus, systemic challenges, meritocracy, democracies, authoritarianism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISSN: 02255189
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2020.1839393
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 16:51
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/33528

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