The Western Balkans During the Pandemic: Democracy and Rule of Law in Quarantine?

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The article looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic, and the following limitations, have restricted individual freedoms and seen governments use extraordinary powers in the Western Balkans. A question to consider for the future is how Western Balkan leaderships will potentially continue to exercise the use of these concentrated powers. It argues that COVID-19 has allowed regional governments to remove checks and controls over their rules with ease, which offers a potential risk of dealing with future circumstances that may endanger their power. Read more here.

Source: SAGE

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