One Year with Covid-19

Out now!

One Year with Covid-19 edited by Christian Ewert and Lea Heyne

DemocracyNet’s retrospective on one year with the Covid-19 pandemic

Update! April 1st, 2021

One Year with Covid-19 is now available as a printed book as well!

In collaboration with Books on Demand, Norderstedt, DemocracyNet is happy announce that the book is as of today availabe in physical form. Get your copy now in book stores, online retailers, or the Books on Demand online store.

Here are the book’s details:
Title: One Year with Covid-19
Editors: Christian Ewert and Lea Heyne
Distributor: BOD – Books on Demand, Norderstedt
ISBN: 9783753402284

All revenues (if any) will be used to donate copies to public libraries.

The digital version of the book will remain free of charge:

Download PDF here: One Year with Covid-19, PDF, 2MB
Download EPUB here: One Year with Covid-19, EPUB, 1MB

Even though this pandemic is far from over, we decided that now is a good time to draw an initial conclusion: How has one year of Covid-19 changed democracy? The idea behind this book is very simple. We have asked democracy researchers from a wide range of disciplines and countries what the implications are for democracy after one year with Covid-19. What challenges and opportunities does Covid-19 pose for democratic representation, participation, and decision-making? What weaknesses and strengths of individual countries have been exposed by the pandemic?

To address a broad audience, this retrospective assembles 26 brief contributions, written in German, French, Italian, and English. The book focuses on three main areas and is accordingly divided into three parts: social implications, political implications, and country-specific reports. We hope to stimulate reflections and joint discussions!

Cover image of "One Year with Covid-19"