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Across the globe, authorities have instituted a wide range of measures in the name of controlling the spread of Covid-19. Many of those measures require fundamental shifts to our social, economic and political life. These shifts are being policed formally and informally by a wide range of actors, including the police, military, and civic groups. Our new blog series shines a light on these policing practices and their impact.

Whether you would like to analyse new police protocols or interrogate online vigilantism; to investigate the militarisation of policing or scrutinise the role of regulatory bodies, we would like to hear from you.

We welcome blogs from all disciplines, including politics, public health, law, administration and governance, anthropology, psychology, business and management, criminology, sociology and beyond. We also welcome blogs from practitioners, social movements and civil society organisations.

Blogs should be 800 – 1000 words written in accessible and jargon-free language with all references as hyperlinks (where possible). We are interested in analysis that is thoughtful, well-supported, and speaks clearly about complex issues.

Please send your blogs and ideas to Policing the Lockdown Blog Team, via


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