Civil Liberties and Social Control: COVID-19 in India and the United States

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The Working Group will conduct a cross-cultural comparison of curtailment of civil liberties during COVID-19 pandemic in India and the US. The group will identify lessons in balancing lock-down, quarantine, and isolation policies at one end with constitutional liberties, like free movement, on the other end. It will conduct content analysis of orders issued for COVID-19 response by state authorities and conduct qualitative interviews regarding their effect.

Working Group Leads

Kailash Gupta, The International Emergency Management Society – India Chapter and Manomita Das, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Emailskailashgupta@my.unt.edudas.manomita@gmail.com

Working Group Members

Anil Mishra, Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication
Nikhil Moro, Kansas State University
Njoki Mwarumba, University of Nebraska Omaha
Ramesh Singh, Chapman University