13 Apr Article entitled ‘Pandemic Citizenship: Will COVID-19 Reinforce Nation-States’ Borders and Liquify Citizens?’ published in the journal Academia Letters
The article entitled ‘Pandemic Citizenship: Will COVID-19 Reinforce Nation-States’ Borders and Liquify Citizens?’ published in the journal Academia Letters in Open Access. This article introduces the term ‘pandemic citizenship’ by sparking a debate regarding the way borders in nation-states may have been reinforced as as result of the pandemic, paradoxically liquifying, detaching, and hyperconnecting citizens beyond these borders.
To cite this article:
Amidst COVID-19 crisis and further into aftermath of the hyper-connected and hyper-virialised current societies, nation-state borders seem to be at stake (Calzada, 2021). The social and economic effects of the pandemic are profound and pervasive for an emerging regime of citizenship: ‘pandemic citizenship’. ‘Pandemic citizenship’, therefore, could be described as follows (Calzada, 2020b): the post-COVID-19 era, on the one hand, has dramatically slowed down several mundane routines for citizens such as mobility patterns while, on the other hand, it has exponentially increased demanding new professional pressures, emotional fears, life uncertainties, algorithmic exposure, data privacy concerns, health-related direct risks, and socio-economic vulnerabilities depending eminently on the material and living conditions shared by a wide range of citizens regardless of their specific geolocalization worldwide (Bratton, 2017; Mathiason, 2008).