Policy on the hoof:the handling of the foot and mouth disease outbreak in 2001

Taylor, Ian (2003). Policy on the hoof:the handling of the foot and mouth disease outbreak in 2001. Policy and Politics, 31 (4), pp. 535-546.

Abstract

The foot and mouth disease (FMD) epidemic of 2001 was a disaster for sections of the agricultural industry, a number of businesses and for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), which met its demise as a government department during the crisis, being replaced by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). There were some 2,030 confirmed cases and over four million animals slaughtered. It caused the postponement of local elections and of a general election. From a public policy perspective it raised questions about contingency planning, the adjustment of policy to take account of change and how to manage a crisis. This article focuses on the background to the crisis and how it was handled.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/030557303322439399
Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > Sociology
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: contingencies,foot and mouth disease,MAFF,Tony Blair,Sociology and Political Science,Public Administration
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Published Date: 2003-10
Authors: Taylor, Ian

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