DOI :10.26650/B/SS10.2020.016.10   IUP :10.26650/B/SS10.2020.016.10    Full Text (PDF)

Changing Security Threats and Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Global Politics

Gizem Bilgin Aytaç

This study aims to highlight the impact of the COVID -19 pandemic with a critical view. Since December 2019, the world has seen a significant threat, the like of which cannot only be studied using classical security approaches based on a state-centric view. The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique global threat that has affected all political actors worldwide, especially their security. This study seeks to examine “how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts individuals, genders, and societies that are also under risk groups of global politics, and how state leaders have reacted to this in this uncertain period”. In one year, “the war against a threat” has been redefined to include health, food, and human and gendered securities while also taking massive global environmental change into consideration. This global threat will affect the world’s future due to the political choices, consumer behaviour, and ways of dealing with violence that arise from it. The Covid-19 pandemic will create a shift in how different identities and existences are regarded. 



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