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Journal Article

Journal of International Development;Vol 27

The Ebola Crisis and post-2015 Development

Published on 21 September 2015

This article argues that the recent Ebola crisis is the result of structural violence, as interlocking institutions have produced interlaced inequalities, unsustainabilities and insecurities.

These have underlain the vulnerabilities in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea through which a disease outbreak became a major health, social and economic crisis and the local fears, distrust, rumours and resistance that magnified it further. Articulating this analysis of Ebola with broader perspectives, the case is made for a reframing of post-2015 development as transformational politics towards equality, sustainability and security, enabling people to realise well-being.

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Publication details

published by
Wiley-Blackwell
authors
Leach, Melissa
journal
Journal of International Development, volume 27, issue 6
language
English

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