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Title: Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: an interdisciplinary framework for analysis
Authors: Fish, Robert
Austin, Zoe
Christley, Robert
Haygarth, Philip M
Heathwaite, A Louise
Latham, Sophia
Medd, William
Mort, Maggie
Oliver, David
Pickup, Roger
Wastling, Jonathan M
Wynne, Brian
Contact Email: david.oliver@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: animal disease
containment
uncertainty
policy
interdisciplinarity
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2011
Publisher: Royal Society Publishing / The Royal Society
Citation: Fish R, Austin Z, Christley R, Haygarth PM, Heathwaite AL, Latham S, Medd W, Mort M, Oliver D, Pickup R, Wastling JM & Wynne B (2011) Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: an interdisciplinary framework for analysis, 366 (1573), pp. 2023-2034.
Abstract: Uncertainty is an inherent feature of strategies to contain animal disease. In this paper an interdisciplinary framework for representing strategies of containment, and analysing how uncertainties are embedded and propagated through them, is developed and illustrated. Analysis centres on persistent, periodic and emerging disease threats, with a particular focus on Cryptosporidium, Foot & Mouth Disease and Avian Influenza. Uncertainty is shown to be produced at strategic, tactical and operational levels of containment, and across the different arenas of disease prevention, anticipation and alleviation. The paper argues for more critically reflexive assessments of uncertainty in containment policy and practice. An interdisciplinary approach has an important contribution to make, but is absent from current real world containment policy.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3315
URL: http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1573/2023
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0400
Rights: Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences by Royal Society Publishing / The Royal Society.; Robert Fish, Zoe Austin, Robert Christley, Philip M. Haygarth, Louise A. Heathwaite, Sophia Latham, William Medd, Maggie Mort, David M. Oliver, Roger Pickup, Jonathan M. Wastling, and Brian Wynne Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: an interdisciplinary framework for analysis Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B July 12, 2011 366:2023-2034; doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0400. URL: http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1573/2023
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