Violence and Truth in 2022’s Epoch End: COVID-19 and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine in the World Historical Context

Authors

  • Michael D. Kennedy Brown University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15678/PG.2022.61.3.01

Keywords:

solidarity, pandemic, COVID-19, war, Russia, Ukraine, sociology

Abstract

Objective: In this research article, I seek to explain the cultural logics and practices of narratives of global transformations and thereby demonstrate the significance of articulation and rearticulation in their constitution. I focus on cultural politics from within narratives – through the fall of 2022 – organising our sense of the COVID-19 pandemic on the one hand, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the other. Research Design & Methods: This is a theoretical paper, with references to numerous Web articles, newspapaer articles, and some research volumes. Findings: I conclude by reflecting on the ways in which these narratives can be rearticulated in order to develop a more global solidarity in the epoch end’s policy and practice. Implications/Recommendations: This paper is relevant to the research into further interactions between wars and epidemics, as well as for researching the consequences of the Russian invasion into Ukraine. Contribution/Value Added: This paper is original in presenting an insight into the connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the violence taking place in Ukraine as of February 24th, 2022. Type of article: theoretical article JEL classification: I1 and Z1

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Author Biography

Michael D. Kennedy, Brown University

Department of Sociology, Box 1916; Maxcy Hall,
108 George Street, Inner Campus – Lower Green, Providence, RI 02912 USA

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2023-05-23 — Updated on 2024-01-24

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Kennedy, M. D. (2024). Violence and Truth in 2022’s Epoch End: COVID-19 and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine in the World Historical Context. Journal of Public Governance, 61(3). https://doi.org/10.15678/PG.2022.61.3.01 (Original work published May 23, 2023)