Animals, Equality and Democracy by S. O'Sullivan

Animals, Equality and Democracy

byS. O'Sullivan

Hardcover | October 25, 2011

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Animals, Equality and Democracy examines the structure of animal protection legislation and finds that it is deeply inequitable, with a tendency to favor those animals the community is most likely to see and engage with. Siobhan O'Sullivan argues that these inequities violate fundamental principle of justice and transparency.

About The Author

SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN is Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne University, Australia.  She has a long-standing interest in animal protection and published widely on animal issues, including articles in Environmental Politics, Environmental Values, and the Journal of Animal Ethics. Siobhan is an Associa...

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Title:Animals, Equality and DemocracyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.02 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230243878

ISBN - 13:9780230243873

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword
Preface by Prof. Robert Garner, University of Leicester, UK
Introduction: Where are all the Animals?
Animal Citizens
The Political Lives of Animals
Animal Invisibility
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Applying the Justice Principle to Animal Citizens

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"In Animals, Equality and Democracy, Siobhan O'Sullivan appeals to democratic values to argue that the way we treat many animals is unjustifiable, even when judged by the standards that citizens of most democracies already accept. This is an engagingly fresh approach to the issue of animal equality, and I hope it will be widely discussed." --Peter Singer, Princeton University