The New Political Thinkers blog is dedicated for critical and provocative political pieces in collaboration with an all female group of students at the University of St Andrews.

It is a result of the end of an important stage in these students academic life and the development of their political thought during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

Edited by Camila Ferreira Marinelli and Stavroula Pipyrou

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Indias divise Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA)

By Oona Singh Indian Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) in December of 2019. Very quickly the act was subject to public criticism, concern, and uproar. The issues around the act are related to concerns surrounding…

Insanity or enlightenment? Reasons behind COVID-denialism in Russia

By Evgeniya Pakhomova As the new reality of the world affected by the COVID-19 was becoming inevitable, many countries have witnessed an increase in the number of deniers of the virus, commonly known as COVID-dissidents. Russia was no exception…

The Gift of the Mask: Cuomo’s influence during Covid-19

By Sophia Rosenblatt The press conference looked the same as it did every day. Andrew Cuomo—New York governor and emerging stud of the pandemic (see. Cuomosexual[1])— front and centre, framed on a TV screen which displayed “Breaking…

The Deadly Consequences of Reckless Speech

By Betty Andrews The Washington Post[1] actively fact checks dubious claims made by politicians and public figures and, during his time in office, Donald Trump has made false claims frequently enough to warrant an entire webpage dedicated…