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An Introduction To Animals And Political Theory

Author : Alasdair Cochrane
ISBN : 9780230290594
Genre : Philosophy
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Structured around the five most important schools within contemporary political theory: liberalism, utilitarianism, communitarianism, Marxism and feminism, this is the first introductory level text to offer an accessible overview on the status of animals in contemporary political theory.

Zoopolis

Author : Sue Donaldson
ISBN : 9780191620553
Genre : Political Science
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Zoopolis offers a new agenda for the theory and practice of animal rights. Most animal rights theory focuses on the intrinsic capacities or interests of animals, and the moral status and moral rights that these intrinsic characteristics give rise to. Zoopolis shifts the debate from the realm of moral theory and applied ethics to the realm of political theory, focusing on the relational obligations that arise from the varied ways that animals relate to human societies and institutions. Building on recent developments in the political theory of group-differentiated citizenship, Zoopolis introduces us to the genuine "political animal". It argues that different types of animals stand in different relationships to human political communities. Domesticated animals should be seen as full members of human-animal mixed communities, participating in the cooperative project of shared citizenship. Wilderness animals, by contrast, form their own sovereign communities entitled to protection against colonization, invasion, domination and other threats to self-determination. `Liminal' animals who are wild but live in the midst of human settlement (such as crows or raccoons) should be seen as "denizens", resident of our societies, but not fully included in rights and responsibilities of citizenship. To all of these animals we owe respect for their basic inviolable rights. But we inevitably and appropriately have very different relations with them, with different types of obligations. Humans and animals are inextricably bound in a complex web of relationships, and Zoopolis offers an original and profoundly affirmative vision of how to ground this complex web of relations on principles of justice and compassion.

When Animals Speak

Author : Eva Meijer
ISBN : 9781479859351
Genre : Nature
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Winner, 2020 ASCA Book Award, given by the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis A groundbreaking argument for the political rights of animals In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak—and, most importantly, act—politically. From geese and squid to worms and dogs, she highlights the importance of listening to animal voices, introducing ways to help us bridge the divide between the human and non-human world. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and politics, Meijer provides fascinating, real-world examples of animal communities who use their voices to speak, and act, in political ways. When Animals Speak encourages us to rethink our relations with other animals, showing that their voices should be taken into account as the starting point for a new interspecies democracy.

The Political Theory Of Animal Rights

Author : Robert Garner
ISBN : 0719067103
Genre : Nature
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Looking at the impact on political thinking caused by the idea that animals are morally important beings, this text suggests that liberalism, despite having weaknesses, is the most appropriate ideological position for the protection of animal interests.

Social Institutions And The Politics Of Recognition

Author : Anthony Burns
ISBN : 9781783488803
Genre : Political Science
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This book compiles and considers the politics of social institutions, from the time of the ancient Greeks to the Reformation in the sixteenth century. The focus is on those civil society institutions which occupy the intermediate social space which exists between the family or household, on the one hand, and what Hegel refers to as ‘the strictly political state,’ on the other. The book relies upon a way of thinking about politics according to which the internal affairs of social institutions are a legitimate concern for students of politics. A central feature here is the notion of authority, together with that of my station and its duties. The book considers what the theorists selected have said about the relationship that exists between superiors in positions of authority and their subordinates within hierarchical social institutions. It is assumed throughout that claims to authority always involve issues of social identity and of recognition. Individual chapters are devoted to an exploration of these themes in the writings of the ancient Greeks; in the writings of the Roman Stoics and the Roman law of corporations; in medieval Christianity; in the corporation theory of the later medieval and early modern periods; and finally in the works of the Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century. The thinkers discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, St. Paul, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Marsilius of Padua, Nicholas of Cusa, Jean Bodin, Charles Loyseau, John Calvin, Martin Luther and Gerrard Winstanley.

Introduction To Politics

Author : Robert Garner
ISBN : 9780198820611
Genre : Political Science
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Combining theory, comparative politics and international relations, Introduction to Politics, Fourth Edition, provides the most comprehensive introduction to the subject for first year undergraduate students, with the most global perspective. Written by three experts in the field, this book takes a balanced approached to the subject, serving as a strong foundation for further study. Assuming no prior knowledge, the authors use an accessible yet analytical approach which encourages critical analysis and debate, helping students to develop the vital skills they need for future studies and employment. The new edition has been fully updated with additional case studies and examples to help students to understand how key theories and principles apply in the context of real-world events. New to the fourth edition is a chapter on 'Non-Western Approaches', which helps students to bring more diverse perspectives to their study of politics. Furthermore, additional coverage of populism has been included, to reflect current events and developments in discourse. This ensures that Introduction to Politics, Fourth Edition is the most contemporary, relevant and essential guide for students new to the study of politics.

An Introduction To Political Theory

Author : Carl Joachim Friedrich
ISBN : UOM:39015001995631
Genre : Political science
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Animal Rights A Very Short Introduction

Author : David DeGrazia
ISBN : 0192853600
Genre : Nature
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By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, the author explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research.

An Introduction To Political Theory

Author : Robert Booth Fowler
ISBN : 0060421681
Genre : Political Science
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Designed for the introductory political theory course, this text focuses on critical thinking and what the authors call issues for the future, such as euthanasia, abortion and environmentalism. Their approach is based on the belief that political theory should be relevant and concerned with contemporary issues, willing to adapt and reinterpret historic solutions to the problems and concerns of today.

Animal Rights Without Liberation

Author : Alasdair Cochrane
ISBN : 9780231504430
Genre : Nature
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Alasdair Cochrane introduces an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He then applies this theory to different and underexplored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous agents, they have no intrinsic interest in liberty. As such, he argues that our obligations to animals lie in ending practices that cause their suffering and death and do not require the liberation of animals. Cochrane's "interest-based rights approach" weighs the interests of animals to determine which is sufficient to impose strict duties on humans. In so doing, Cochrane acknowledges that sentient animals have a clear and discernable right not to be made to suffer and not to be killed, but he argues that they do not have a prima facie right to liberty. Because most animals possess no interest in leading freely chosen lives, humans have no moral obligation to liberate them. Moving beyond theory to the practical aspects of applied ethics, this pragmatic volume provides much-needed perspective on the realities and responsibilities of the human-animal relationship.

Political Animals And Animal Politics

Author : Marcel Wissenburg
ISBN : 9781349683086
Genre : Philosophy
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While much has been written on environmental politics on the one hand, and animal ethics and welfare on the other, animal politics is underexamined. There are key political implications in the increase of animal protection laws, the rights of nature, and political parties dedicated to animals.

Man Is By Nature A Political Animal

Author : Peter K. Hatemi
ISBN : 9780226319117
Genre : Political Science
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In Man Is by Nature a Political Animal, Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott bring together a diverse group of contributors to examine the ways in which evolutionary theory and biological research are increasingly informing analyses of political behavior. Focusing on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical frameworks of a variety of biological approaches to political attitudes and preferences, the authors consider a wide range of topics, including the comparative basis of political behavior, the utility of formal modeling informed by evolutionary theory, the genetic bases of attitudes and behaviors, psychophysiological methods and research, and the wealth of insight generated by recent research on the human brain. Through this approach, the book reveals the biological bases of many previously unexplained variances within the extant models of political behavior. The diversity of methods discussed and variety of issues examined here will make this book of great interest to students and scholars seeking a comprehensive overview of this emerging approach to the study of politics and behavior.

Animals Politics And Morality

Author : Robert Garner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114164085
Genre : Law
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This is an extensively re-written second edition of a well regarded and much cited text on the issue of animal protection. It remains the only text to combine an examination of the philosophy and politics of the issue. Its central argument is that the philosophical debate is central to an understanding and evaluation of the substantive issues involving animals and the nature of the movement for change. The book has been thoroughly revised to include major theoretical and empirical developments. Specifically, the "second generation" of animal ethics literature is examined in detail, and attention is paid to the campaigns and public controversy over the export of live animals and the use of animals in research, the impact of genetic engineering on the welfare of animals and the latest developments in the controversy over hunting.

History Of Political Theory

Author : George Klosko
ISBN : UVA:X004811157
Genre : Political Science
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The second volume of HISTORY OF POLITICAL THEORY provides an in-depth introduction to a select group of political thinkers. Professor Klosko weaves together excerpted materials with insightful commentary to create this thematically unified look at the central theoretical arguments of liberal political theory.

An Introduction To Political Science

Author : Eric Fisher Bowman
ISBN : UOM:39015012967165
Genre : Political science
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New Political Thought

Author : Adam Lent
ISBN : UOM:39015040053285
Genre : Political Science
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A guide through the maze of contemporary political thought, consisting of an introductory essay, a glossary and examinations of: Conservatism and the New Right (by Mike Harris), Marxism and post-Marxism (David Howarth), Socialism and Social Democracy (Tony Fitzpatrick), The Christian Right (Martin Durham), Contemporary Liberalism (Matthew Festenstein), Communitarianism (Elizabeth Frazer), Green Politics (John Barry), Postmodernism (Simon Thompson) Feminism (Moya Lloyd) and Islamic Thought (Phil Marfleet).

Introduction To Modern Political Theory

Author : Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad
ISBN : UCAL:$B265462
Genre : Communism
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Environmental Politics

Author : Robert Garner
ISBN : UOM:39015037865899
Genre : Nature
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The environment has, in recent years, shot to the top of the political agenda as decision makers seek to respond to growing concern about increasingly severe ecological problems. This text provides an introduction to this often complex area by identifying and exploring the dimensions of environmental politics and analyzing their impact on political life in general. The book covers green ideology, the environmental movement and the institutions of environmental policy in Britain and internationally. It also looks at how environmentalism has affected political parties and the policy process.

Men In Political Theory

Author : Terrell Carver
ISBN : 0719059135
Genre : Philosophy
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Men in Political Theory builds on feminist re-readings of the traditional canon of male writers in political philosophy by turning the 'gender lens' on to the representation of men in widely studies texts. It explains the distinction between 'man' as an apparently de-gendered 'individual' or 'citizen', and 'man' as an overtly gendered being in human society. Both these representations of 'man' are crucial to a clearer understanding of the operation of gender. The book is the first to use the 'men's studies' and 'masculinities' literatures in re-thinking the political problems that students and specialists in the social sciences and humanities must encounter: consent, obligation, patriarchy, gender, sexuality, life-cycle and discriminatory disadvantage related to sex, age, class, race/ethnicity and disability. It does this by re-examining the historical materials from which present-day concepts of citizenship, individuality, identity, subjectivity, normativity and legitimacy arise. The 10 chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Engels show the operation of the 'gender lens' in different ways, depending on how the philosopher deploys concepts of men and masculinity to pose and solve classic problems. They can all be read independently and are as suitable for those just making the acquaintance of these classic writers as for those with specialist knowledge and interests.

Critical Theory And Animal Liberation

Author : John Sanbonmatsu
ISBN : 9781442205826
Genre : Religion
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Critical Theory and Animal Liberation is the first collection to approach our relationship with other animals from the critical or "left" tradition in political and social thought. Breaking with past treatments that have framed the problem as one of "animal rights," the authors instead depict the exploitation and killing of other animals as a political question of the first order. The contributions highlight connections between our everyday treatment of animals and other forms of social power, mass violence, and domination, from capitalism and patriarchy to genocide, fascism, and ecocide. Contributors include well-known writers in the field as well as scholars in other areas writing on animals for the first time. Among other things, the authors apply Freud's theory of repression to our relationship to the animal, debunk the "Locavore" movement, expose the sexism of the animal defense movement, and point the way toward a new transformative politics that would encompass the human and animal alike.

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