Varieties of Resilience and Side Effects of Disobedience: Cross-National Patterns of Survival during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Aktürk Ş., Lika I.

Problems of Post-Communism, vol.69, no.1, pp.1-13, 2022 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10758216.2021.1894405
  • Journal Name: Problems of Post-Communism
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Periodicals Index Online, American Bibliography of Slavic & Eastern European Studies (ABSEES), Index Islamicus, PAIS International, Political Science Complete, Public Affairs Index, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.The coronavirus pandemic allows us to test several hypotheses regarding state capacity and power by using a group of thirty-one Eurasian countries. These countries vary on a number of potentially relevant causal variables such as population density; proximity to the earliest epicenters of the pandemic; health spending; ethnoreligious diversity; dominant religious tradition; level of democracy; and the prevalence of smoking. We compare fatality rates five months after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic, and focus on governmental policies and outcomes in four paired comparisons: Albania and Kosovo; Belarus and Lithuania; Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan; and Greece and Turkey.