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Corona Governance in Urban Margins

Opening statement

This research project seeks to produce a comparative analysis of the way authoritative (state and non-state) actors respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in so-called ‘urban margins’. This includes how these actors influence urban governance and grass roots coping strategies with respect to the pandemic and how these actors reconfigure power relations and legitimation of rule in these urban areas. The social relevance lies in the importance to understand the relation between health strategies, governance, and power in peripheral or subaltern urban contexts. The project uses a thematically focused comparative approach and the cases are selected on the basis of existing expertise and research networks of participating SoSCo researchers.