Animations

Structural Injustice in Global Health Emergencies


In this animation, we discuss the concept of ‘Structural Injustice’. We look at what it is, how it’s different from other kinds of injustices, and why it’s important in the context of Global Health Emergencies.

The concept of structural injustice, as discussed in this animation is based on the work of philosopher Iris Marion Young.

For more see:

  • Young (2011). Responsibility for Justice. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Young (2006). Responsibility and Global Justice: A Social Connection Model. Social Philosophy and Policy, 23(1).

View the full transcripts: Structural Injustice Animation Transcript (PDF)

Animation created by Vanessa Randle from thinkingvisually.


Denaturalizing Natural Disasters


In our second animation, Professor Matthew Hunt talks about how natural disasters and their impacts are not as ‘natural’ as they may first appear and how this should influence how we plan for, and respond to, such disasters.

For more, see:

  • Chung, R., & Hunt, M. (2012). Justice and Health Inequalities in Humanitarian Crises: Structured Health Vulnerabilities and Natural Disasters. In P. T. Lenard (Ed.), Health Inequalities and Global Justice (pp. 197–212). Edinburgh University Press.

Download the full trancript: Denaturalizing Natural Disasters – Transcripts (PDF)

Animation created by Vanessa Randle from thinkingvisually.


Epistemic Injustice


In our third animation, we discuss the concept of Epistemic Injustice and how this relates to Global Health Emergencies. In particular, we focus on the work of Miranda Fricker and discussion of Testimonial and Hermeneutical Injustice.

For more, see:

Download the full transcript: Epistemic Injustice – Transcripts (PDF)

Animation Created by Vanessa Randle from thinkingvisually.


Nature of Emergencies

In our fourth animation, Agomoni Ganguli Mitra discusses the ethical implications of labelling a health event an emergency, disaster, or crisis.

For more, see:

Download the full transcript: Transcript – Nature of Emergencies Animation (PDF)

Animation created by Vanessa Randle from thinkingvisually.


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