My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

For faster,
Use Lean
Get it now
Don't show me again
Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
Author Lahai, John Idriss, author.

Title The Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone : representations, actors, interventions and the path to recovery / John Idriss Lahai.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave Pivot
Palgrave pivot.
Springer Political Science and International Studies eBooks 2017 English+International
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Ebola Pandemic: Meaning, Origins, and the Pathways of Eruption and Spread -- 3. Representations: Between Uncertainty, Epistemology, and Political Dominance -- 4. Interventions: How Actors Mediated Between and Honored Humanitarian Action, Political Interests, and Medical Scientific Knowledge -- 5. The Aftermath: The Proposed Pathway to Public Health Recovery 2015-2020 -- 6. Conclusions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book provides a timely examination of the Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone from four different standpoints: 1) a social standpoint that focuses on the way in which the vulnerable Sierra Leonian population viewed the pandemic in light of their cultural beliefs, memories of past wars and narratives and actions of the government; 2) a good governance standpoint that exposes lapses in health governance and the general unpreparedness of the government and international community to deal with the outbreak; 3) a scientific research standpoint that looks at the role played by the Sierra Leone's Lassa Fever Research Laboratories as a main hub for the investigation, monitoring and evaluation of communicable diseases in the Mano River Union countries; and 4) an international politics standpoint that examines the development of a new bio-security international apparatus involving a wide range of international actors and institutions. John Idriss Lahai is an applied development studies scholar. He earned his PhD from the University of New England, Australia. Prior to joining Flinders University, Australia, as Visiting Research Fellow in the School of International Relations, he was an independent consultant with extensive experience working for think tanks and governments in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. He is editor ofAfrican Frontiers: Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding in Postcolonial States(2015) and author of Gender in Practice: Culture, Politics and Society in Sierra Leone (forthcoming).
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Ebola virus disease -- Sierra Leone.
Hemorrhagic fever -- Sierra Leone.
Ebola virus disease -- Political aspects -- Sierra Leone.
Ebola virus disease -- Social aspects -- Sierra Leone.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319459042 (electronic bk.)
331945904X (electronic bk.)