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Health Inequities in Conflict-affected Areas

Armed Violence, Survival and Post-Conflict Recovery in the Indo-Bhutan Borderlands

Authors: Sinha, Samrat, Liang, Jennifer

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  • Elucidates the problem of conflict and public health in the North Eastern Region of India
  • Connects readers to the impact of violence and its long-term consequences, from the perspective of communities
  • Provides a useful reference point in developing strategies for public health in conflict and disaster situations
  • Sheds light on the dynamics of aid providers and the experience of the aid-receiving communities
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This book provides an insight into the issue of health inequity brought about by the violent conflict in Northeast India. While examining the deep vulnerabilities and loss of well-being suffered by families displaced by conflict in the Indo-Bhutan borderland region, the authors raise fundamental questions of accountability and the role of various stakeholders in providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by the conflict. It highlights for the reader the role played by conflict and armed violence in dismantling a functioning public health system and delineates the long-term barriers to post-conflict recovery. The book is written by those who have worked in implementing development and peacebuilding programs in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Western Assam. The book especially brings to the fore the voices of those communities directly affected by conflict in Bodoland. The book is valuable to researchers, development practioners and policy makers. Given the unique format of the book, which includes a number of case studies, it is particularly useful for students of development, public health and allied disciplines such as international relations as well as peace and conflict studies.

About the authors

Dr. Samrat Sinha is a Professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India. He is the Executive Director of the Centre for Border Studies- a research centre within JSIA. He has earlier taught at the Jamsteji Tata Centre for Disaster Management (JTCDM), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. He has been collaborating with civil society organizations in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Assam since 2012. He has been involved in conducting humanitarian assessments, applied research and peace-building projects in the region. At JSIA, he teaches courses on Peacebuilding, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. He, in collaboration with the ant and NERSWN, also teaches an immersive field-based course on community development in the Indo-Bhutan borderland regions. His publications include books and research papers in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict and health. He holds a Ph.D. and a Masters Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware, USA. He also has a Masters in Politics (International Studies) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Delhi.

Jennifer Liang completed her Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and has since been working in the area of health, organisational development and women’s issues. She is Program Lead and Trainer at IDeA—the Institute of Development Action—and Consultant to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (UK). She is a co-founder of the Action Northeast Trust (the ant), a non-profit working on rural development in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Assam, since the year 2000. She has also served on the boards of various development organisations in the Northeast region of India. She was awarded the United Kingdom’s Chevening Gurukul Scholarship in 2013. She was also selected as one of 50 emerging women leaders in 2014 by the Women in Public Service Project, an initiative of the U.S. State Department. She directs her academic and social change activities in the following themes: gender equality, the development and rights of children, peacebuilding and organization development.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-31

    Sinha, Samrat (et al.)

  • The Making of Violent Spaces: Conflict and the Search for Peace in Bodoland

    Pages 33-72

    Sinha, Samrat (et al.)

  • Researching Fragility in the Indo-Bhutan Borderlands

    Pages 73-111

    Sinha, Samrat (et al.)

  • Armed Violence and the Breakdown of the Health System: Vulnerabilities of Health Personnel in the Conflict-Affected Borderland

    Pages 113-141

    Sinha, Samrat (et al.)

  • Surviving Conflict in a Fragmented Borderland: Community Voices on Violence, Dislocation and Ill-Being in the Border Villages of Chirang

    Pages 143-180

    Sinha, Samrat (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Inequities in Conflict-affected Areas
Book Subtitle
Armed Violence, Survival and Post-Conflict Recovery in the Indo-Bhutan Borderlands
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0578-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0578-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0577-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-16-0580-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 344
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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