When COVID-19 meets centralized, personalized power

@article{Ang2020WhenCM,
  title={When COVID-19 meets centralized, personalized power},
  author={Yuen Yuen Ang},
  journal={Nature Human Behaviour},
  year={2020},
  volume={4},
  pages={445-447}
}
  • Yuen Yuen Ang
  • Published 9 April 2020
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Nature Human Behaviour
The debate over whether autocracies or democracies are better at fighting epidemics is misguided. Under President Xi Jinping’s centralized command, his administration has both succeeded and failed at handling the COVID-19 crisis. While it effectively curbed infections within China after the virus had spread, it failed to stem the outbreak before it went global. 

Tables and Topics from this paper

Comparing SARS and COVID-19: Challenges of Governance Capacity and Legitimacy
TLDR
This work compares governance capacity and legitimacy of the government in China in response to the SARS and COVID-19 pandemics and suggests both positive changes and persistent inertia. Expand
Not the Time to Take Chances! Why African Governments’ Response to COVID 19 Matters
TLDR
This essay seeks to step back from the seemingly crowded debate over where the next epicentre of COVID 19 will be in Africa and focus on what lessons and measures governments in Africa can adopt during and after the pandemic. Expand
COVID-19 emergency measures and the impending authoritarian pandemic
ABSTRACT COVID-19 has brought the world grinding to a halt. As of early August 2020, the greatest public health emergency of the century thus far has registered almost 20 million infected people andExpand
Is Democracy Really The Best Medicine?
Pandemics are nothing new to humans. From the Plague of Justinian to the current Covid-19, the world has seen all sorts of contagious diseases. But do different political regimes react differently?Expand
Health policy and leadership models during the COVID-19 pandemic: A review
TLDR
This paper attempts to compartmentalise leadership aspects, allowing a closer examination of reports and the analysis of outcomes, to formulate a number of evidence-based recommendations on the de-escalation of restrictions. Expand
The COVID-19 Effect: US-China Narratives and Realities
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated geopolitical tensions between the United States and China while restricting policy dialogues, amplifying extreme sentiments, and sidestepping rationalExpand
The spread of COVID-19 increases with individual mobility and depends on political leaning
TLDR
The results demonstrate that political orientation may inform models predicting the impact of policies in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and show how the association between mobility and CO VID-19 growth rate differed based on voting patterns. Expand
Enhancing Research on Authoritarian Regimes through Detailed Comparisons of China and Vietnam
ABSTRACT In exploring the role of factions, personalism, and legislative behavior in the two states, the three contributions in this issue dispense with the simplistic notion of a China or VietnamExpand
DECOUPLING GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY: THE CHALLENGE OF AUTHORITARIAN DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
A wealth of recent academic analyses and popular discussions about democratic backsliding across the world have identified Southeast Asia as a region that is particularly vulnerable to democraticExpand
Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Potential Outcomes in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparing the Czech Republic, the Russian Federation, and the Slovak Republic
TLDR
It is confirmed that in the three countries studied, the timing of policy responses and the success in motivating compliance represent important critical factors in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES
A Political Perspective
emphasizes process, with the number of norm adherents typically continuing to grow after the point of formation per se. It seems clear that the level of commitment to addressing small arms isExpand
China's Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State
China is widely viewed as a global powerhouse that has achieved a remarkable economic transformation with little political change. Less well known is that China's leaders have also implementedExpand
Autocracy With Chinese Characteristics: Beijing’s Behind-the-Scenes Reforms
YUEN YUEN ANG is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap. IS D EM O C R A C Y D Y IN G ? If anything, under theExpand
Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study
TLDR
It is inferred that epidemics are already growing exponentially in multiple major cities of China with a lag time behind the Wuhan outbreak of about 1–2 weeks, and that other major Chinese cities are probably sustaining localised outbreaks. Expand
China's Gilded Age
China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Growth and Vast Corruption
  • 2020
Is China setting up itself for another epidemic? The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/ opinion/coronavirus-china-wuhan.html
  • 2020
  • Foreign Affairs
  • 2018
End of an Era: China's Authoritarian Revival
  • 2018
...
1
2
...