SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Panel discussion: Covid-19 and Crises of Global Capitalism: Launch of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies Special Issue


Date: 10 March 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 10 March 2021Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

Link to join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 993 1909 3021

Passcode: SOASEcon21

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed multiple structural flaws of global capitalism. These have been reproduced through the intensification of inequalities and reinforced through policy responses that have failed to protect the most vulnerable from the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has also revealed the materiality of human activity and complex geographies of inequality. It has highlighted how inequalities embedded in relations of production, reproduction and global finance continue to perpetuate the divide between the Global North and South. Using an interdisciplinary political economy lens with a focus on the Global South, this Special Issue brings together contributions that explore the dynamics underpinning the intensification of inequalities during the pandemic and that analyse the initial policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

Co-Editors of the Special Issue

Sara Stevano, Tobias Franz, Yannis Dafermos, Elisa Van Waeyenberge (SOAS, University of London)


Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. Editor of CJDS)

Camila Gianella (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

María José Romero (SOAS University of London)

Lena Lavinas (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and SOAS, University of London)

Nana Amma Asante-Poku (University of Ghana)

Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru)

Christina Laskaridis (Open University)