Pandemic Response as Border Politics

@article{Kenwick2020PandemicRA,
  title={Pandemic Response as Border Politics},
  author={Michael R. Kenwick and Beth A. Simmons},
  journal={International Organization},
  year={2020},
  volume={74},
  pages={E36 - E58}
}
Abstract Pandemics are imbued with the politics of bordering. For centuries, border closures and restrictions on foreign travelers have been the most persistent and pervasive means by which states have responded to global health crises. The ubiquity of these policies is not driven by any clear scientific consensus about their utility in the face of myriad pandemic threats. Instead, we show they are influenced by public opinion and preexisting commitments to invest in the symbols and structures… Expand
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