Recovering Civility during COVID-19

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This Open Access book examines many of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic through the distinctive lens of civility. The idea of civility appears often in both public and academic debates, and a polarized political climate frequently leads to allegations of uncivil speech and behaviour. Norms of civility are always contested, even more so in moments of crisis such as a global pandemic. A focus on civility provides crucial insight and guidance on how to navigate the social and political challenges resulting from COVID-19. Furthermore, it offers a framework through which citizens and policymakers can better understand the causes and consequences of incivility, and devise ways to recover civility in our social and political lives.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGateway East, Singapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)9789813367067
ISBN (Print)9789813367050
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Civility and COVID-19
  • Countering incivility during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 epidemic
  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Economic Implications of COVID-19
  • Moral civility in a time of COVID-19
  • Negative political consequences of the global pandemic
  • Negative social consequences of the global pandemic
  • Open Access
  • Philosophy and COVID-19
  • Political civility in a time of COVID-19
  • Political Implications of COVID-19
  • Political Theory and COVID-19
  • Public Health and COVID-19
  • Social implications of COVID-19
  • Social Sciences and COVID-19
  • Theoretical and Policy Implications for Civility

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