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Communications in crisis: the politics of information-sharing in the UK’s Covid-19 response

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posted on 03.12.2021, 16:32 by Dan SageDan Sage, Chris ZebrowskiChris Zebrowski, Nina Jorden
In this short contribution, we reflect briefly on how a informational vision of emergency response has been undermined within the UK response to Covid-19. We argue that the re-emergence of command-and-control approaches to emergency governance has marginalized the role of local responders and undermined the effectiveness of the UK’s Covid-19 response. Our analysis is informed by interviews we have conducted with 41 emergency response professionals involved in the UK Covid-19 response between August and December 2020. A concluding section will reflect on the implications of this analysis for emergency policy and understandings of neoliberal resilience and security.

History

School

  • Business and Economics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Business

Published in

Critical Studies on Security

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

15/04/2021

Publication date

2021-11-29

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

2162-4887

eISSN

2162-4909

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Chris Zebrowski. Deposit date: 11 May 2021