Politics of COVID-19 Across Countries
In this project, Drs. Greer and King, with assistance from international collaborators, have sought to understand how and why governments have responded the way they have to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to assess the consequences of such responses. The researchers contending that one cannot fully understand the motivation and effects of a country's response to COVID-19 without understanding the country's politics. As such their analysis focuses on 4 specific factors: social policies to crisis management & recovery, regime type, formal political institutions, and state capacity.Through this analysis the researchers aim to identify factors which affect the course of the COVID-19 pandemic the most.