West vs East: Civic-political Factors leading to Differentiated Results against SARSCoV2.

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Abstract

The impact of SARSCoV2 have been geographically differentiated. In general terms, the highest rates of infections, deaths and lethality take place in the West as opposed to what is observed in the East. In this paper, an approach to the pandemic is made from the point of view of the civic-political culture, by taking into account the predominance that the individual has in Western nations compared to the relevance that the collectivity/community has in Eastern nations, and through the use of a model based on a triple analysis: geographical-civilizational considerations, political philosophy and political regime. Eleven countries are analyzed according to Samuel Huntington's civilizing typology: four western, five non-western countries and two split or hybrid countries. Our conclusions suggests that countries where civic-political freedoms around the community predominate have had a lower incidence of infections / deaths during the current pandemic. The analysis reveals the importance of civic-political culture in dealing with emergencies such as the SARSCoV2 pandemic.

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Published
2022-03-01
How to Cite
Añorve Añorve, D., & Rosas González, M. (2022). West vs East: Civic-political Factors leading to Differentiated Results against SARSCoV2. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2022.2.515
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