This Brief analyzes three major shifts in humanity’s networks that the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered or accelerated: (1) network centralization, (2) network fragmentation and reconfiguration, and (3) network formation. It then examines the impact of these shifts across economic, food, information, and governance systems.
Doctoral Researcher at the Cascade Institute
1 thought on “Network dynamics of the pandemic shock: Three network shifts and why they matter”
The broader theme tacit in this Brief – i.e., endogenous dynamic alteration of the nature of networks – is very important, both theoretically and practically, and far too little appreciated.