This Editorial Note contains a brief reflection on COVID-19 and Political Science, and a summary of the issue's content, featuring academic works on some of the most pertinent issues of our times: public health, elections, climate change, security, (in)equality and democracy: 'Volume 45 of IAPSS Politikon is launched during a historical turning point: the social, economic and political crisis originated by COVID-19. Political Science attests the crisis as a moment of institutional change in its broadest sense, but, unlike other phenomena, this change is not the result of actors’ intentionality [...]'.
Collier, Ruth B. and David Collier. 1991. Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Merton, Robert K. 1968. Social Theory and Social Structure. New York: Free Press.
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