Water Security: Everyday Engagement with Public Policy

Bethaney Turner, Hazel Ferguson

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    Abstract

    In the contemporary Australian political climate attention is focussed on issues of
    security. From border protection to issues of resource sustainability, the discourse of
    security dominates our political consciousness. This paper examines the development
    of this political discourse with a focus on the manner in which issues of water scarcity
    in urban regions are currently articulated within this framework. It examines the
    approaches to public policy in this area and, through the use of survey and focus
    group research carried out in the ACT in 2007, it analyses the ways in which members
    of the body politic engage with this discourse and the direct effects it has on their
    behaviours and actions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Political Studies Association Conference Proceedings 2008
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAPSA
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAustralian Political Studies Association Conference - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 6 Jul 20089 Jul 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Political Studies Association Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period6/07/089/07/08

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    Turner, B., & Ferguson, H. (2008). Water Security: Everyday Engagement with Public Policy. In Australian Political Studies Association Conference Proceedings 2008 (pp. 1-10). APSA.