A plea for global sociology in times of the coronavirus

Paper by Geoffrey Pleyers

"Social scientists have shown that the CoVID-19 pandemic is not only a sanitary crisis. It is also a social and political crisis, and should be treated as a moment of rupture that will bring major changes into our lives, our societies and our world. While often sidelined by policy makers, social sciences’ contributions in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have been as important as, and in many ways complementary to, hard sciences."

Geoffrey Pleyer, chair of the program Social Movements in the Global Age at the Collège d’études mondiales (FMSH, Paris), FNRS Professor of sociology at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), Vice-President for Research of the International Sociological Association, wrote a paper on global sociology in times of the coronavirus.


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Published at 6 May 2020