Research and innovation and the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented. It has disrupted our lives, economy and society and the world has been struggling to contain the pandemic. While research and innovation (R&I) are at the core of the response to the pandemic itself in the areas … Read More

Biopolitics in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Biopower is a term coined by Michel Foucault, referring to the practice of modern nation-states by “an explosion of numerous and diverse techniques for achieving the subjugations of bodies and the control of populations”. (Foucault 1990, 140) Foucault used the … Read More

An application for COVID-19 was installed on all smartphones

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An application for COVID-19 was installed in both Android and iOS mobile phones in their settings, following the update of the operating systems. On Android devices, go to “Settings” then “Google”, and you will find there the application “COVID-19 exposure … Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the book market

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One of the most important economic effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic is the awareness of the importance of supply chains for all products that eventually reach consumers. Supplying both the components needed to manufacture a product and the finished … Read More