Co-duties: Democratic duties, collective action, and the greater good after COVID-19

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The Co-Duties  project poses three basic research questions, addressing its historical, political and normative aspects in turn.

The first being how has the treatment of rights and duties in political and legal discourse changed in the post-1945 period such that imperfect duties of virtue, in particular, have lost their political status?

Second, how were each of (vertical) civic duties, (horizontal) humanitarian duties, and (mixed) associative duties, understood, framed, and enacted during and after the Coronavirus lockdowns in three liberal democracies: Norway, France and the UK?

Finally, how can empirical understanding of this resurgence of duties inform a theoretical account of the prospects for collective action in response to ‘greater good’ causes?