The 114-page report was published and presented at the Schmidt Futures Forum on Preparedness. The report highlights CompCoRe’s findings and includes an appendix with summaries of all 16 country cases. Full text here.
DevEx, which serves a million professionals and others interested in global development, published an article titled “Consensus or chaos? Pandemic response hinges on trust, experts say.” The article reviewed the findings of CompCoRe’s Interim Report, citing the Control, Consensus, Chaos framework and highlighting the importance of trust in institutions.
Melina Galdos Frisancho spoke to Alejandra Ruiz, from Mitocondria Comunicación Cientifica about CompCoRe. The article, “Tropezar con la misma pandemia” (Tripping over the same pandemic) highlighted the main features of the project.
The New York Times summarized the findings of the CompCoRe Interim Report in an article titled “Pre-existing weaknesses’ hindered the U.S. pandemic response, researchers find.” The piece highlighted the main finding of the report that a country’s success or failure in managing the pandemic depends on the ability of the state to build solidarity among the citizenry.
The Cornell Chronicle published a summary of CompCoRe’s key findings in its coverage of the Interim’s report release. The article featured Stephen Hilgartner speaking about the findings and warning that “in polarized societies, things have gotten worse and things have been managed less well.”
Stephen Hilgartner gave an overview of the project and its initial findings at the Science Studies Reading Group.
CompCoRe held its sixth All Teams meeting where the group discussed the upcoming Schmidt Futures Forum on Preparedness. Participants presented updates on recent development in their countries, such as second and third waves.
Sheila Jasanoff and Stephen Hilgartner spoke to faculty and students at Sciences Po about international collaboration, the comparative method, and early CompCoRe findings.
Walker’s talk addressed “The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy in Pandemic Times,” exploring how the pandemic challenges the paradigm of representative democracy and raises opportunities for democratic renewal. J. Benjamin Hurlbut and a panel of scholars responded, and Sheila Jasanoff moderated the event.
Warren Pearce gave a talk titled “Scientific emergency or emergency for science? Alternative experts and civic dislocation in the UK’s Covid-19 response” as part of Warwick Sociology Seminar Series. He demonstrated that the UK has experienced increasing ‘civic dislocation’ (Jasanoff 1997) during the pandemic, as public confidence in the country’s institutions to deliver reliable information and advice has eroded and reflected on possible ways forward.
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