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The Global, Regional and Local Politics of Institutional Responses to COVID-19

Implications for Women and Children

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores the dark realities of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on women and children

  • Highlights international, regional and national strategies to protect women and girls

  • Links explicitly with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10 on inequality

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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About this book

The shift from response to recovery is now noticeable as the world moves past the paralyzing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This book explores responses to the pandemic by international, regional, and local institutions, multilateral action, and crisis prevention efforts at different levels of governance, with a specific focus on the situation of women and children. The contributions in this volume address novel topics and expand the analysis to the different challenges faced by women and children, linking these to the Sustainable Development Goals, to create a holistic view of the true impact of the pandemic. The focus on international and regional cooperation provides further insights on how management of the COVID-19-induced crisis can be altered and improved. Immediate effects of the pandemic were focused on healthcare, but long-term and knock-on effects spread to different societal sectors and must be analyzed to ensure they will be addressed and, ultimately, resolved.

Madeleine O. Hosli is Professor of International Relations at Leiden University, The Netherlands. She is author of The European Union and the United Nations in Global Governance (2022) and co-editor of The Changing Global Order (2020) and The Future of Multilateralism: Global Cooperation and International Organization (2021). 

Amy Blessing is an initiative coordinator at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Administrative Unit based at T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, and treasurer at Women in International Security Netherlands. She previously worked at Leiden University as a program coordinator and has LLMs from the University of Glasgow and University of Copenhagen. 

Irini Iacovidou is a project coordinator at Perrett Laver, The Netherlands. She has an MSc from Leiden University in International Relations and Diplomacy. Her current research interests focus on multilateralism and international cooperation, particularly the EU’s position vis-à-vis its neighboring states.  

Keywords

  • Covid-19 pandemic
  • global crisis
  • UN sustainable development goals
  • UN global goals
  • SDG 10
  • protection of women and children
  • international organizational responses
  • politics and Sustainable Development Goals
  • global health governance

Editors and Affiliations

  • Leiden University, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Madeleine O. Hosli

  • Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Administrative Unit and Women in International Security Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Amy Blessing

  • Perrett Laver, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Irini Iacovidou

About the editors

Madeleine O. Hosli is Professor of International Relations at Leiden University, The Netherlands. She is author of The European Union and the United Nations in Global Governance (2022) and co-editor of The Changing Global Order (2020) and The Future of Multilateralism: Global Cooperation and International Organization (2021). 

Amy Blessing is an initiative coordinator at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Administrative Unit based at T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, and treasurer at Women in International Security Netherlands. She previously worked at Leiden University as a program coordinator and has LLMs from the University of Glasgow and University of Copenhagen. 

Irini Iacovidou is a project coordinator at Perrett Laver, The Netherlands. She has an MSc from Leiden University in International Relations and Diplomacy. Her current research interests focus on multilateralism and international cooperation, particularly the EU’s position vis-à-vis its neighboring states.

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Hardcover Book USD 149.99
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This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.