Tempo de Desaceleração, Será Tempo de Mudança? Que Mundo Teremos Após a Pandemia do COVID-19? | Downtime, Is it a Changeover Time? What World Will We Have After the COVID-19 Pandemic?



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Fontes, P. (2021). Tempo de Desaceleração, Será Tempo de Mudança? Que Mundo Teremos Após a Pandemia do COVID-19? | Downtime, Is it a Changeover Time? What World Will We Have After the COVID-19 Pandemic?. Political Observer | Revista Portuguesa De Ciência Política, (14). https://doi.org/10.33167/2184-2078.RPCP2020.14/pp.127-140


This period that has abruptly slowed down our confined lives during the acute phase of the pandemic could be an incubation period for change, and it could also accelerate our transition into a new phase of the world capitalist system. The dangers and opportunities that we are living during a paradoxical phase of history increase anxiety and fear, which is being experienced with the constant uncertainty of science and politics with horizons of meaning that are insufficient. At the same time, various options have become clear and almost compulsory. It’s as if all of us, or almost all of us, had the certainty that we had to stop, contain, change, or stop doing a variety of things that we had never taken into consideration. Others stopped making sense and we understand that the system in which we live is extremely fragile and offers little protection. Nonetheless, political power gains a new centrality, by placing almost all of us in social confinement and paralyzing the economy to its almost entirety. We are in a time of apparent disorder, great uncertainty and risk and it becomes important for us here to question and understand these meanings in order to anticipate the effects and consequences, but also to project the social changes that may build a better and more equitable world.



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