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Animals, Equality and Democracy

Palgrave Macmillan

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

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Siobhan O’Sullivan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Animal Inconsistencies

    • Siobhan O’Sullivan
    Pages 9-24
  4. The Politics of Being a Nonhuman Animal

    • Siobhan O’Sullivan
    Pages 25-59
  5. Animal Visibility

    • Siobhan O’Sullivan
    Pages 60-110
  6. Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    • Siobhan O’Sullivan
    Pages 111-158
  7. Conclusion

    • Siobhan O’Sullivan
    Pages 172-174
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 175-213

About this book

Animals, Equality and Democracy examines the structure of animal protection legislation and finds that it is deeply inequitable, with a tendency to favour 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.

Keywords

  • community
  • democracy
  • quality
  • transparency
  • university

Reviews

'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, USA

'In Animals, Equality, and Democracy, Siobhan O'Sullivan has provided a brave new perspective on the inequalities of our treatment of animals, not the conventional view of how they fare worse than humans, but a thoughtful consideration of why some animals are treated better than others. This approach will challenge us to look after all animals better, not just the ones we derive most benefit from.' - Clive Phillips, Professor of Animal Welfare, University of Queensland, Australia

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Melbourne, Australia

    Siobhan O’Sullivan

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 Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

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USD 89.00
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)