Vol. 5 No. 10 (2020)

Después de la pandemia: Claves para una transición

Daniele Conversi
Ikerbasque Foundation for Science & Departamento de Historia Contemporánea

Published 2020-12-04


  • climate change,
  • globalization,
  • neoliberalism,
  • pandemia,
  • transiction

How to Cite

Conversi, D. (2020). Después de la pandemia: Claves para una transición. Comparative Cultural Studies - European and Latin American Perspectives, 5(10), 183–192. https://doi.org/10.13128/ccselap-12308


The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many countries to adopt drastic and draconian measures. This article attempts to answer a question: is it at all desirable to return to the status quo ante once most economic activities fully resume? I propose here to reconnect the ‘debatable’ with the ‘debated’, that is, what was discussed in some sectors until the day before the pandemic erupted: The climate marches of September 2019 mobilized millions of people throughout the world and already contained national and international renaissance programs aimed at abandoning fossil fuels for a realistically sustainable development. Considering that the pandemic was caused by environmental factors, in addition to the mobility of elites, this raises the urgency of accelerating the energy, economic and cultural transition necessary to slow down ongoing climate change, the consequences of which can be immensely more devastating than any pandemic.


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