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Title: From the "rally 'round the flag" effect to a social crisis of confidence : Poland and Slovakia in the first year of the covid-19 pandemic
Authors: Turska-Kawa, Agnieszka
Csanyi, Peter
Kucharčí, Rudolf
Keywords: pandemic restrictions; the “rally ‘round the flag”; civic society; political behaviours
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: "Journal of comparative politics" Vol. 15, no 1 (2022), s. 20-38
Abstract: The pandemic COVID-19 became a challenge for both societies and governments. While most countries and citizens reacted similarly to the unknown strength of the virus at the start of the pandemic, the situation in each country began to vary more and more each month. Poland and Slovakia are interesting cases in this context. One year after the WHO declared a pandemic, these countries are experiencing one of the worst crises in history. In Poland, despite the initial social mobilisation, after a very short time, many government decisions ceased to be perceived as protecting citizens. In the first period of the pandemic, the Slovak government coped with the situation much better, which changed significantly in the autumn of 2020. The article aims to analyse how an active “rally 'round the flag” effect and the resulting natural potential for social mobilisation to fight the pandemic were wasted in Poland and Slovakia due to irresponsible political decisions undermining the citizens 'trust in the governments' good intentions.
ISSN: 1338-1385
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