Articles | Volume 75, issue 4
Geogr. Helv., 75, 431–436, 2020
Geogr. Helv., 75, 431–436, 2020

Interface 07 Dec 2020

Interface | 07 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: notes on crisis, borders and the future of neoliberalism

Josep Maria Antentas

Related subject area

Human Geography
Territorial justice and equity criteria – spatial planning in Ticino
Mosè Cometta
Geogr. Helv., 76, 459–469,,, 2021
Short summary
Zusammenhalts-Regionen – zur Theorie der Weltgesellschaft in der Sozialgeographie
Peter Dirksmeier and Angelina Göb
Geogr. Helv., 76, 449–454,,, 2021
Short summary
Anerkennung und ontologische (Un-)Sicherheit von migrantischen Care-Arbeiterinnen in Singapur: Zur Bedeutung von Sichtbarkeit und Zugehörigkeit
Janina Dobrusskin and Ilse Helbrecht
Geogr. Helv., 76, 425–436,,, 2021
Short summary
Detention Centers als vernetzte Räume des Einschlusses? Eine gouvernementalitätstheoretische Perspektiverweiterung am Beispiel Lesvos
Tobias Breuckmann
Geogr. Helv., 76, 437–448,,, 2021
Short summary
Kiel 1969: Ein Erinnerungsort der Geographie
Benedikt Korf and Ute Wardenga
Geogr. Helv., 76, 381–384,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Andersson, R.: No Go World. How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2019. 
Arendt, H.: The Origins of Totalitarianism, New York, Penguin, New York, 2017 [1951]. 
Balibar, E.: Politics and the Other Scene, Verso, London, 2002. 
Benjamin, W.: On the concept of History,, available at: (last access: 9 October 2020), 1940. 
Bensaïd, D.: Le pari mélancolique, Fayard, Paris, 1997. 
Short summary
Every crisis is a moment both of the intensification of borders and of their potential breaking down. Borders have acquired centrality in the imaginary of the management of the pandemic. They are a constitutive part of the pandemic condition, endowed with a new symbolic and cognitive force. The massive interventions by states to shore up the economy may simply be the prelude to a more virulent phase, where a crisis of legitimacy and a crisis of social reproduction are interwoven.