Sergey A. Kravchenko

Professor, Head of the Department of Sociology
MGIMO-University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), Russia
Main Researcher at the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Science
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Being Cosmopolitan and Anti-Cosmopolitan – The Complex Risks of Covid-19: The Demand to Move from the ‘Society of Normalisation’ to Global Medical Surveillance

2020, issue 45, Sergey A. Kravchenko: Due to formal pragmatism, rational knowledge and disciplinary technology, the ‘society of normalisation’ arose that is based on liberal biopolitics. It might seem to be a kind of a ‘rational surveillance tool’ for health care. However, this type of surveillance is limited by nation-state sovereignty and the dominant ‘true’ knowledge about the nature of diseases and the reasons that cause them.

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