Journal article

Enacting shared responsibility in biosecurity governance: insights from adaptive governance

Andrea Rawluk, Ruth Beilin, Stephanie Lavau

Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability | The Resilience Alliance | Published : 2021


Amidst an increasingly complex global environment of trade and travel, with heightened concerns for the unintended or deliberate spread of species and diseases, biosecurity is a key policy goal in many parts of the world. In Australia, there is concern that invasive species (plants, animals, and diseases) enter, spread, and establish, threatening local industries such as agriculture, as well as human health and biodiversity. Shared responsibility for biosecurity is a recent policy direction that has gained great traction but requires improved conceptual and practical clarity in how local citizens are co-opted into or experience biosecurity programs. In this paper, we interrogate the framing ..

View full abstract