Hiba Huneini-Democratic leaderships are usually exposed in times of crises. Climate change and environmental degradation are examples of catastrophes that reflect the responsiveness of democratic institutions and lead to political transformations.COVID-19 has been a global crisis that constitutes the main test for governments around the world, and very few people can claim that many governments have passed that test.Governments stumbled in the dilemma between safety vs. growth, freedom vs.order,collective vs.individual needs. Institutional capacities and social policies of the most democratic governments are questioned; and the states are under the pressure of coping and responding to the future risks.
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