Political Animals and Animal Politics

  • Marcel Wissenburg
  • David Schlosberg

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introducing Animal Politics and Political Animals

    1. Marcel Wissenburg, David Schlosberg
      Pages 1-14
  3. The Politicization of the Animal Advocacy Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Marcel Wissenburg
      Pages 30-43
    3. Chad Flanders
      Pages 44-57
  4. The Rapprochement between Animal Ethics and Ecologism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. David Schlosberg
      Pages 75-89
    3. Clemens Driessen
      Pages 90-104
  5. The Introduction of Laws and Institutions for the Benefit of Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Simon Otjes
      Pages 107-122
    3. Kurtis Boyer
      Pages 123-134
    4. Mihnea Tanasescu
      Pages 150-163
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 164-180

About this book


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.


Deliberation Institution parliament political theory politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcel Wissenburg
    • 1
  • David Schlosberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Radboud University NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of SydneyAustralia

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