Biosecurity provides crucial insights into the power relationships, tensions and forms of solidarity which underpin rural governance, as well as how the practices of those ‘doing’ biosecurity contribute to more sustainable and resilient rural spaces.
This working group focuses broadly on the relationship between biosecurity, risk and rural governance. We invite abstracts of no more than 400 words that engage with one or more of the following themes:
• The tensions between efforts to regulate and control disease risk and participatory modes of rural governance, including recent calls to involve a broader range of stakeholders/‘publics’ in disease risk governance.
• The implications of biosecurity policies, strategies and practices for rural economies and livelihoods.
• Local practices of biosecurity and the resilience of those practices.
• Key challenges to the existing and future management of biosecurity threats within rural space.
• The relationship between biosecurity and other securities (e.g., security of food production).
• Engagement with, and adoption of, biosecurity practices by rural dwellers.
• The relationship between scientific and lay knowledge in the implementation of biosecurity practices.