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      COVID-19 and Social Control

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          The COVID-19 pandemic has once again brought into relief and tension the delicate balancing act modern governments must strike in assuring individual liberties of its citizens, while at the same time dealing with infectious diseases and other public health risks. It is not clear how best to strike this balance, or how to judge which countries are doing an adequate job and which others are failing (on either or both fronts). What is clear, however, is that by virtue of it being available to the state, public health is based not merely on medical expertise but also on power, insofar as it part of the regulative apparatus of the administrative state which can be implemented by decree at the behest of the executive.

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          Academicus : International Scientific Journal
          Academicus Journal
          01 January 2021
          : MMXX
          : 23
          : 21-40
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          a43ae38d01674f1ba3bec35885415131
          10.7336/academicus.2021.23.02

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          Economics as a science
          HB71-74

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