#7 The Politicisation of Resilience: Why We Shouldn’t Bounce Back

Following Boris Johnson’s promise of a more resilient future in yesterday’s speech, I thought that now would be a good time to unpack the meaning of resilience. During the pandemic, the term has been ubiquitous in political and media landscapes. Has its overuse rendered it meaningless? Or does its diluted meaning strategically obscure wider issuesContinue reading “#7 The Politicisation of Resilience: Why We Shouldn’t Bounce Back”

#5 The Politics of Vulnerability

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of vulnerability has played an increasing role in our discourse. Phrases like ‘the vulnerable’, ‘vulnerable groups’, and ‘the most vulnerable in society’ capture our attention in many a headline and daily briefing. But what impact does this vague use of the word have on our ideas about vulnerability? AsContinue reading “#5 The Politics of Vulnerability”