The importance of engagement and education for effective biosecurity

Revill, James (2013) The importance of engagement and education for effective biosecurity. In: Burnette, Ryan (ed.) Biosecurity: understanding, assessing, and preventing the threat. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey. ISBN 9780470614174

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Achieving effective biosecurity is unlikely to be achieved solely through dependence on guards, guns and gates alone. Important as these security measures are, achieving effective biosecurity also requires a process of engagement and education on issue relating to dual use research amongst members of the community of life scientists. This chapter begins with an overview of biosecurity related engagement and education initiatives undertaken around the globe. It subsequently turns to address challenges have been encountered in efforts to promote biosecurity education and engagement internationally. In the third section, a number of reasons as to why biosecurity-related education is nonetheless important are addressed before the chapter concludes with a look at how biosecurity related engagement and education can be enhanced in the future drawing on experiences and parallel activities in the nuclear and chemical sector and looking at avenues for achieving institutional change.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5511.2 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change > JZ5587 International security. Disarmament. Global survival
Depositing User: James Revill
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 15:39
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 10:09
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