Sociology seminar: Radical uncertainty, pandemic mitigation & participatory crisis management (Elisa Pieri)
|Starts:||16:00 28 Apr 2021|
|Ends:||17:00 28 Apr 2021|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, General public|
Sociology seminar, presented by Dr Elisa Pieri, University of Manchester.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 is a stark reminder of our permanent exposure to risk of pandemic outbreaks. Even before that, the threat of new global pandemics had become a pressing concern in the West. The likelihood and impact of future pandemics were discussed amongst scientists working in various medical fields – from immunology to virology, epidemiology and veterinary research. Pandemic risk and the planning towards its mitigation featured increasingly in policy discourse and strategy at various levels. Most nations had drafted plans to mitigate pandemic risk and are part of global networks for infectious disease surveillance and response.
In this talk I discuss how drawing on sociological knowledge, alongside medical and other knowledges already mobilised in pandemic planning, may contribute to securing socially resilient and robust solutions under conditions of radical uncertainty. The paper is based on my research investigating the social impacts of pandemic preparedness and draws on my new book Pandemics (2021). It makes the case for considering a move towards participatory crisis governance and explores the potential for broadening landscapes of participation before and during pandemics.
The talk will be held online. Please register via Eventbrite to receive the joining details, which will be sent one hour before the event starts.
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