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Understanding West Africas Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy

497 pages6 hours


The first book-length study of Ebola to consider the wider social, economic and
political context of the epidemic.
Brings together experts from a wide array of disciplines, including
development studies, epidemiology, and African studies. The majority of contributing scholars are African, many of them based in countries affected by the epidemic.
Offers a provocative critique of the international response, arguing
that it was too late in recognising the scale of the outbreak.
Warns that many of the social problems which exacerbated the
epidemic remain, and offers practical recommendations for preventing
similar outbreaks in the future.

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