The Dawn of a New Common: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society
Aarts, E., Fleuren, H., Sitskoorn, M. & Wilthagen, T. (eds.) (2020). The New Common: How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society. Tilburg: Tilburg University.
14 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2020 Last revised: 27 Jan 2021
Date Written: December 15, 2020
This paper coins and explains the concept of The New Common, as the quest for and transition towards a stronger and more inclusive togetherness following the COVID-19 crisis. It explores how a New Common could overcome the flaws of the Old Common by benefiting from the digital transformation and enhancing the role of the region in the political, economic, and social governance of society (“glocalisation”), taking the human measure and scale as the point of departure.
Keywords: COVID-19; COVID-19 crisis; new common; inclusion; exclusion; transformations; transitions
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