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The Pandemic: The Greatest Challenge Of Civil Society And The Third Sector A Philosophical Investigation

Posted By Oscar Alfredo Piccolo, Friday, May 22, 2020

Life on our planet has taken a drastic and dramatic turn, plagued by the covid-19 pandemic, which has no end in sight, the truth is that it changed the social and economic fabric of the world. In train to envision these changes, there are some who do not raise doubts, we already know that the pandemic will have a catastrophic effect on the world economy,it only remains to know its dimension. Many others we must predict, perhaps, we are going to a more closed world more nationalistic less globalized, we have seen that each nation, apply its own strategy, leaving in the background that we are facing a planetary problem. Another factor to consider is that in an emergency, security prevails over freedom, and that is the breeding ground where governments seem to fall "too much" in love with a certain political authoritarianism, to the detriment of liberties and democratic institutions. Read more here

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