The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly reshaped debates on the global order, democratic politics, and the liberal mode of governing societies. Some have compared the virus to the “ultimate empty signifier,” which allowed difficult ideological groups to fill itself with its securitizations, creating in an instant a plethora of political otherings. Czech Journal of International Relations seeks a contributor for a Special Issue, which will focus on comparing the liberal and illiberal reactions to the pandemic. Do you wish to publish on the effects of coronavirus on liberal-democratic governance? Send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org until 24 May. Final versions of manuscripts are due on 31 July at the latest. The special issue’s publication is planned for 1 December 2020.
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