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Stevano, Sara, Franz, Tobias, Dafermos, Yannis and Van Waeyenberge, Elisa (2021) 'COVID-19 and Crises of Capitalism: Intensifying Inequalities and Global Responses.' Canadian Journal of Development Studies /Revue canadienne d’études du développement, 42 (1/2). pp. 1-17.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed multiple structural flaws of global capitalism. These have been reproduced through the intensification of inequalities and reinforced through policy responses that have failed to protect the most vulnerable from the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has also revealed the materiality of human activity and complex geographies of inequality. It has highlighted how inequalities embedded in relations of production, reproduction and global finance continue to perpetuate the divide between the Global North and South. Using an interdisciplinary political economy lens with a focus on the Global South, this Special Issue brings together contributions that explore the dynamics underpinning the intensification of inequalities during the pandemic and that analyse the initial policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: COVID-19, capitalism, development, inequalities, Global South
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 02255189
Copyright Statement: © 2021 Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Canadian Journal of Development Studies on 10 March 2021, available at
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Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 17:24

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