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The Pandemic Shock

Publication date: 
January 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a global social, political and economic shock, with consequences that are not yet foreseeable, making even sharper the focus on the problems of an unequal and plutocratic world which is politically polarized, socially atomized and environmentally unviable. It is for this reason that the author invites us to take advantage of the “moment of clarity” that the pandemic offers us to take a deep dive into some essential lessons learned, as, for example, our having realized that working for the common good for those who need care is what sustains life. In the third part of the Notebook, he analyzes the different post-pandemic scenarios that are open to us, but with the uncertainty of not knowing which of them is the most plausible. It is definitely a Notebook that offers to teach us a wide view of what is happening to us without being dogmatic.


Member of the social area of CiJ. Associate Professor of International Relations at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations (Ramon Llull University) and Rector's Delegate for the Advancement of the 2030 Agenda. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) and associate researcher at CIDOB. He was head of the Social Area of CiJ between 2010 and 2020. @ oscarmateos1

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