Cities coping with COVID-19

Comparative perspectives "This Symposium represents an experimental format within CITY, as the latest part of the relaunched journal’s efforts to diversify its contents and attract new readers, especially among communities of practice engaged in urban governance, policy and practice. As such, it provides rapid publication of insights intended to inform...

Food system impacts on biodiversity loss. Three levers for food system transformation in support of nature – Chathman House Report

"This paper explores the role of the global food system as the principal driver of accelerating biodiversity loss. It explains how food production is degrading or destroying natural habitats and contributing to species extinction. The paper outlines the challenges and trade-offs involved in redesigning food systems to restore biodiversity and/or...

Parliamentary Activity and Legislative Oversight during the Coronavirus Pandemic -A Comparative Overview

The novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is extremely contagious and currently incurable. Hence, much of the efforts to contain the pandemic have focused on social distancing, prohibiting gatherings and even curfews. The Coronavirus poses a new dual challenge for legislatures. First, the Coronavirus, and the measures taken to contain its...

Covid-19 and Legislative Activity: A Cross-National Study

Insufficient attention has been given to studying a vital organ jeopardized by covid-19: legislatures. Legislatures across the globe have been shut down or limited due to covid-19. In a comprehensive multidisciplinary study, exploring legislatures across 159 countries, we show that there is no causal relation between the severity of covid-19...

Temporary Legislation in Times of Covid-19

This article presents an empirical view of the widespread use of temporary legislation (known also as "Sunset Legislation") as a tool in handling the challenges of the Coronavirus in Israel. First, the article presents the dramatic increase of temporary legislation during the covid-19 crisis, and traces the purposes and rationales...