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The Covid Pandemic and Political Structure change:
National Regimes, Regional Solidarity and International Cooperation

The Covid-19 pandemic which lasted almost 2 years since the beginning of 2020 has resulted in hard turbulence for most of the national regimes. They must carry out a series of restrictions and closures or lockdown of daily activities that impact on the restriction of individual freedom for reasons of safety. In the advanced democracies or high income country, the big issue is freedom which is repressed by the state. On the other hand, in developing countries or non-democratic regime, the national governments have to struggle between making closure policies on the one hand and saved the economy from collapsing. The big issue is the availability of economic access. While each country has self-help principle, the idea of regional solidarity also runs paradoxically. For countries in elite blocs such as the European Union, regional solidarity becomes meaningful that strong economies are willing to share resources with weaker ones. However, for countries in the region such as Africa, the problem is more complex and international cooperation with the issue of humanitarian assistance be the only campaign. An important question is: has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the structure of the national regime substantially? To what the extent does this affect the model of regional solidarity, whether it is justified as a solid bloc or regional cooperation, such as the African Union, ASEAN or Mercosur? Do the changes in the structure of national regimes and regional solidarity have potentially contribute to form the pattern of international cooperation? such as China's expansion, the tensions between WHO-America and other multilateral cooperation such as the Non-Aligned Movement.

IJPAS will receive 12 original research manuscripts for 2 editions with the following schedule:

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2021
First Review: December 10, 2021
Second Review: January 10, 2022
Final Decision: February 10, 2022
Publication: Volume 1, 2022. January-June 2022
                  Volume 2, 2022. July-December 2022