Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0761

Joseph K Manboah Rockson

Department of History and Political Science, University of Business and Integrated Development Studies, Bamahu, Ghana

  • Review Article   
    Geopolitics at Play in a Pandemic: An Analysis of COVID-19 Pandemic in International Relations
    Author(s): Joseph K Manboah Rockson*

    The Coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19 pandemic hit the world at a time when the international system and its balance of power were already showing increasing signs of weakness. With such a panic at play worldwide, we have been witnesses to rising tensions, shrinking trust, and a notable degree of international cooperation fatigue on important matters of mutual concern by nation states. To discuss the type of world the pandemic has occasioned, and will likely leave in its wake, we must rely on theory; all the more so because we are dealing with an unfolding event in whose many aspects are unknown to us. Realist International Relations (IR) theory can offer important insights into the geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a realist vantage point, this paper argues that a prognoses about a radical change in world politics due to the crisis are unfounded and tend t.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/ 2332-0761.23.11.008

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