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COVID-19 and the Liberal International Order: Exposing Instabilities and Weaknesses in an Open International System   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic is threatening the liberal international order in three ways. First, the open nature of the LIO [liberal international order] provides favourable conditions for the proliferation of infectious diseases. With the spread of the disease, governments also started implementing political and economic policies inconsistent with the liberal international order. The health crisis presents a second test for the LIO insofar as it undermines political freedoms. Border closures, ethnic differentiation and biometric surveillance have ensued since the outbreak. Third, both coordinated and uncoordinated actions to cope with Covid-19 put economic freedoms at risk as pecuniary activity declines and 'economic security' policies consistent with economic nationalism start to jeopardize liberal policies."

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FIIA Comment 11; Finnish Institute of International Affairs Comment 11
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2020-04
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Finnish Institute of International Affairs
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Finnish Institute of International Affairs: https://www.fiia.fi/
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