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The political consequences of the pandemic

This podcast episode looks at the huge political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and how its effects are still being felt at every level around the world today.

Featuring Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Professor Andrew Blick and Blyth Crawford, who are all based in our Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, it explores how the pandemic affected the standing of global leadership organisations, as well as challenging previously held ideas about effective leaders and political systems. It also looks at how the pandemic caused the downfall of the British Prime Minister and is still determining key UK government priorities today, plus discusses ways in which the far-right exploited the chaos and confusion surrounding COVID-19 to recruit new followers. 

Click on the player on the right hand side to hear the episode and others produced by the faculty. The series also includes 'In Conversation' episodes produced by the School of Global Affairs - see the full range of episodes here.

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