This article recognizes that, in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State has regained a preponderance in decision-making. And although it is proclaimed that no country was prepared to face a pandemic, we see that the political strategies chosen to prevent the collapse of health systems, strict, moderate, or smart quarantines, seem to be linked more to the relationship between citizens and the State, than with the political regime that the country holds. And they once again put in tension an open debate since the beginning of the 19th century between collective equality and individual freedom.

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CONTURSI REYNOSO, A. (2020). ¿Tensiones modernas en el marco de la pandemia?. En: Colacrai, M. y Álvarez, S. T. (Comp.) y Mutti, V. G. (Coord.); Boletín Mirando al Sur N° 1 “El tiempo que vivimos. COVID 19 y su impacto en nuestras sociedades”. Comité de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo. Número 1. Año 2020.
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