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Title: Neo-liberal Health Reforms and the Failure of Healthcare in Sierra Leone: The Case of the Ebola Crisis
Authors: Wilkin, P
Conteh, A
Keywords: Ebola;Sierra Leone;Militarisation;Security/development;Health care;Poverty
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: African Studies, 77 (3): (2018)
Abstract: The ongoing Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone illustrates the ways in which the security/development discourse that has emerged over the past two decades remains largely embedded in orthodox theoretical assumptions that have been shaped by a blend of realist and neo-liberal theories. As we will show, the logical outcome of this orthodox security/development discourse is that it leads to a militarisation of what is in reality a complex social problem. The neo-liberal policies adopted by governments has served to heighten these social problems and in so doing have created the social conditions for the generation of the Ebola Virus to emerge.
ISSN: 0002-0184
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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