COVID-19: proportionality, public policy and social distancing

Murphy, Peter (2020) COVID-19: proportionality, public policy and social distancing. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

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Abstract

COVID-19: proportionality, public policy and social distancing explores the social and political response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It details the sociological aspects of the spread of the virus, the role played by social distancing in virus mitigation, and the comparative effect of social proximity and distance on national anti-viral behavior. The author discusses various public policy approaches to the pandemic and their successes and failures. The book investigates the way that contemporary societies think about risk, threat and harm, and how social mood affected the response to COVID-19.

Item ID: 65677
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-981-15-7514-3
Keywords: COVID-19 Social distance, High-contact culture, Clusters, Immunity, Crowds, Reproduction number, Mortality, Nursing homes, Pathogen, Proxemics, High-touch societies, Social connections, Strangers, Transmission, Competing goods, Control, Distance, Economic costs, Social costs, Government, Public policy, Hospitals, Anxiety, Fear, Balance, Freedom, Catastrophism, Limits, Mass events, Exogenous shocks, Stoicism, Intervention, Judgment, Prudence, Life span, Middle way, Mitigation, Modelling, Pattern, Planning, Pluralism, Proportionality, Public opinion, Restrictions, Targeting, Uncertainty, Unintended consequences
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Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020.
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 04:01
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440706 Health policy @ 40%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440709 Public policy @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441005 Social theory @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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