The Pandemic Within: Policy Making for a Better World

Hendrik Wagenaar, Barbara Prainsack

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


COVID-19 has exposed defects in our current political-economic order: extreme wealth inequality, an ideology-driven government, a greedy corporate sector, a precarious labour force and a looming climate catastrophe. This accessible book offers a unique blend of moral imagination and social-political analysis to overcome these defects. It focuses on two characteristics of contemporary societies - hegemony and complexity - that have inhibited our ability to imagine, and take seriously, better practices and institutions. Considering housing, work, governance, finance, climate change and more, this book presents feasible and pragmatic solutions which are informed by a comprehensive vision of a flourishing, sustainable and richly democratic society.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)9781447362258
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


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