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Title: Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: between securitization and “gaslighting”
Authors: Vankovska, Biljana 
Keywords: Western Balkans, covid-19, securitization, disaster capitalism
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Pluto Journals
Source: Vankovska, B. (2020). "Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: between securitization and 'gaslighting' ", Journal of Global Faultlines, vol. 7, no. 1, June-August 2020.
Journal: Journal of Global Faultlines
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to outline and analyse the manner in which governments on the EU’s south-eastern periphery (i.e. the Western Balkans) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible after-effects. The author seeks to shed light on three particular aspects of the crisis: the (de)securitization process of COVID-19, the geopolitics of the EU enlargement process in the post-corona world, and the Balkan way of dealing with the pandemic. Following a prologue that tries to decipher what is behind the façade of this dramatic episode, the article proceeds to characterize both the securitization of COVID-19 and the “gaslighting turnaround”. It then looks at the Balkan version of the so-called “COVID-1984”, i.e. the autocratic tendencies that have blossomed amid (and thanks to) strong security concerns.
DOI: 10.13169/jglobfaul.7.1.0071
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Philosophy, Collection 04: Journal Articles / Статии во научни списанија

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