Pandemics and the politics of space

The virus may ignore national borders, but governments are busy reinforcing them. 

Responses to Covid-19 have unleashed a new politics of space. We have been ordered to stay at home, national borders have been sealed, flights have been grounded and governments have reclaimed territorial sovereignty. Although these policies aim to prevent the virus from spreading, we have effectively witnessed a new configuration of authority, territory and rights emerging across the globe. This will have profound and lasting implications for our politics.

Our approach to space...
source: New Statesman

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