What Can Social Sciences and Humanities Offer in the Situation of Global Pandemic? Short Reflection on the Book The Human Rights Controversies and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Slovak society has been facing the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for two years. These two years have struck a social organism on a planetary scale in a way that no one could have ever imagined, not even in any dystopian Hollywood blockbuster movie. The situation resulted in the modification of social life, despite political regimes and social orders. Changes due to restrictions applied by national governments have affected every area of ordinery life, both socio-political and economic. The subject and purpose of these considerations is to assess the current state of civil and political society from the point of view of humanities and at the same time to evaluate a book that deals with this important topic in an interdisciplinary way. This book is considered unique, as there are just a few similar instances of assessment of the afore mentioned topic within the academia.
Covid-19, Crisis, Human rights, Pandemic, Political, Social crisis