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Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: An interdisciplinary framework for analysis

Fish, R, Austin, Z., Christley, R., Haygarth, P.M., Heathwaite, L.A., Latham, S., Medd, W., Mort, M., Oliver, D.M., Pickup, R., and others. (2011) Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: An interdisciplinary framework for analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 366 (1573). pp. 2023-2034. ISSN 0080-4622. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0400) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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 cryptosporidiosis, foot and 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. © 2011 The Royal Society.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0400
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - Lancaster Environment Centre, School of Health and Medicine, University of Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Biomedical and Life Sciences Division, School of Health and Medicine, University of Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - National Centre for Zoonosis Research, University of Liverpool Veterinary School, Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Institute of Infection and Global Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7Z, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Division of Medicine and Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YT, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Cesagen, University of Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YD, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter, Devon EX4 6TL, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Animal disease, Containment, Interdisciplinarity, Policy, Uncertainty
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Robert Fish
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 10:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59874 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fish, R: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7198-0403
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