Researching the COVID-19 pandemic: A critical blueprint for the social sciences

Daniel Briggs*, Anthony Ellis, Anthony Lloyd, Luke Telford

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In challenging social science's established orthodoxies, this first in a series of books is a call for its disciplines to embrace new theoretical paradigms and research methods to better understand the reality of life in a post-COVID world. By offering a detailed insight into the harmful effects of neoliberalism before the pandemic, as well as the intervallic period the world is currently living through, the authors show how it is more important than ever for social science to evolve and take a leading role in contextualising the biggest crisis of the 21st century. This is a critical blueprint for ongoing debates about the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative modes of research.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)9781447362302
ISBN (Print)9781447362319
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2021

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