‘What a Border-full World’: COVID-19 and the Dilemma of Thick or Thin Citizenship

To curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, governments worldwide have undertaken measures that radically disrupted human mobility, such as the sealing of national borders, mass evacuations and quarantines. Who is affected and in what ways? In this talk, Jelena Dzankic and Lorenzo Piccoli from the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) use their original global dataset of COVID-19 travel restrictions to discuss how public responses to the pandemic challenge our thinking about the meaning and purposes of citizenship. Check out the global dataset here.

For more information, visit GLOBALCIT’s website.