The Politics of Species

The Politics of Species
Author: Raymond Corbey,Annette Lanjouw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781107419353
Category: Animal rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The assumption that humans are cognitively and morally superior to other animals is fundamental to social democracies and legal systems worldwide. It legitimises treating members of other animal species as inferior to humans. The last few decades have seen a growing awareness of this issue, as evidence continues to show that individuals of many other species have rich mental, emotional and social lives. Bringing together leading experts from a range of disciplines, this volume identifies the key barriers to a definition of moral respect that includes nonhuman animals. It sets out to increase concern, empathy and inclusiveness by developing strategies that can be used to protect other animals from exploitation in the wild and from suffering in captivity. The chapters link scientific data with normative and philosophical reflections, offering unique insight into controversial issues around the ethical, political and legal status of other species"--

The Politics of Species

The Politics of Species
Author: Raymond Corbey,Annette Lanjouw
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1107434564
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Species Book Excerpt:

The assumption that humans are cognitively and morally superior to other animals is fundamental to social democracies and legal systems worldwide. It legitimises treating members of other animal species as inferior to humans. The last few decades have seen a growing awareness of this issue, as evidence continues to show that individuals of many other species have rich mental, emotional and social lives. Bringing together leading experts from a range of disciplines, this volume identifies the key barriers to a definition of moral respect that includes nonhuman animals. It sets out to increase concern, empathy and inclusiveness by developing strategies that can be used to protect other animals from exploitation in the wild and from suffering in captivity. The chapters link scientific data with normative and philosophical reflections, offering unique insight into controversial issues around the ethical, political and legal status of other species.

The Politics of Caring and the Welfare State

The Politics of Caring and the Welfare State
Author: Vappu Tyyskä
Publsiher: Helsinki : Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Barn
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Politics of Zoos

The Politics of Zoos
Author: Jesse Donahue,Erik Trump
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Zoos Book Excerpt:

Zoos have found themselves continually under fire in recent decades. Animal rights activists initiated the attacks; at the same time regulatory agencies, anti-tax advocates, and an assortment of litigators have also targeted zoos. In an effort to defend themselves in this hostile landscape, zoos and aquariums joined forces under the leadership of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (now called the AZA). They learned to use the political system to their own advantage while at the same time crafting a more progressive public mission. In The Politics of Zoos, Jesse Donahue and Erik Trump present a political biography of the AZA to show how the zoo community has emerged as a political player. Rather than recount the history of a faceless institution, the authors focus on the cohort of directors who navigated the political turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s and set the agenda for subsequent decades. Ironically, at a time when activists began to charge that zoos and aquariums did not know how to care for animals and did not care for the well-being of endangered species, the opposite was true. These institutions were increasingly attracting well-educated professionals who indeed cared a great deal. Amidst controversies over ownership and funding, capture and disposal, and the health and well-being of animals on display, AZA leaders acted not merely to protect their own interests in the political arena but to ensure the welfare of captive animals and to assist with the conservation of wild species. Donahue and Trump's original study of the politics of American zoos and aquariums from the 1960s to the present draws upon interviews, archival sources, congressional records, court cases, regulatory hearings, media accounts, and the authors' ongoing field research. It will appeal to zoo professionals, political scientists, historians, and those concerned with animal welfare.

Sentientist Politics

Sentientist Politics
Author: Alasdair Cochrane
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-11-10
ISBN: 0192507036
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sentientist Politics Book Excerpt:

There is now widespread agreement that many non-human animals are sentient, and that this fact has important moral and political implications. Indeed, most are in agreement that animal sentience ought to constrain the actions of political institutions, limiting the harms that can be perpetrated against animals. The primary aim of this book is to show that the political implications of animal sentience go even further than this. For this book argues that sentience establishes a moral equality and a shared set of rights amongst those creatures who possess it. Crucially, this worth and these rights create a duty on moral agents to establish and maintain a political order dedicated to their interests. This book is devoted to sketching what this 'sentientist politics' might look like. It argues in favour of a ' sentientist cosmopolitan democracy': a global political system made up of overlapping local, national, regional and global communities comprised of human and non-human members who exist within shared 'communities of fate'. Furthermore, the institutions of those communities should be democratic - that is to say, participative, deliberative and representative. Finally, those institutions should include dedicated representatives of non-human animals whose job should be to translate the interests of animals into deliberations over what is in the public good for their communities.

Politics of the Wild

Politics of the Wild
Author: Karen Beazley,Robert Boardman
Publsiher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of the Wild Book Excerpt:

Drawing upon experts from environmental studies, political studies, geography, as well as other disciplines, Politics of the Wild examines the important legal, political, philosophical, and ecological issues surrounding endangered species in Canada.

The Political Science Reviewer

The Political Science Reviewer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Protecting Endangered Species in the United States

Protecting Endangered Species in the United States
Author: Jason F. Shogren,John Tschirhart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2001-05-21
ISBN: 9780521662109
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting Endangered Species in the United States Book Excerpt:

Protecting Endangered Species in the United States is a collection of original papers by economists, biologists and political scientists with a common theme--protecting species at risk while safeguarding social order is a policy challenge that entangles biology, politics, and economics. The volume begins by assessing the biological needs that define the endangered species problem. The authors then explore the political realities that delimit the debate--who pays the costs and receives the benefits, and how interest groups affect species protection. The book addresses the economic choices that must be confronted for effective protection strategies including incentive schemes to promote preservation on public and private land.

Transnational Relations and the Politics of Species Conservation in Poor Countries

Transnational Relations and the Politics of Species Conservation in Poor Countries
Author: Paul Frederick Steinberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Critical Animal Geographies

Critical Animal Geographies
Author: Kathryn Gillespie,Rosemary-Claire Collard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 1317649265
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Animal Geographies Book Excerpt:

Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human-animal encounter. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, post-colonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life – human and not – violate, constrain, and impinge upon others. Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes – violence, death, life, autonomy – of human-animal encounters. Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on. In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.

The Politics of Evolution

The Politics of Evolution
Author: Adrian Desmond
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1989
ISBN: 0226143740
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Evolution Book Excerpt:

Looking for the first time at the cut-price anatomy schools rather than genteel Oxbridge, Desmond winkles out pre-Darwinian evolutionary ideas in reform-minded and politically charged early nineteenth-century London. In the process, he reveals the underside of London intellectual and social life in the generation before Darwin as it has never been seen before. "The Politics of Evolution is intellectual dynamite, and certainly one of the most important books in the history of science published during the past decade."—Jim Secord, Times Literary Supplement "One of those rare books that not only stakes out new territory but demands a radical overhaul of conventional wisdom."—John Hedley Brooke, Times Higher Education Supplement

Species and Habitat Program Reform

Species and Habitat Program Reform
Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biodiversity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Species and Habitat Program Reform Book Excerpt:

Legislative oversight hearings, July 18, 1995 : a joint hearing of the Senate Natural Resources & Wildlife Committee and Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee.

The Symbolic Dimension of Politics

The Symbolic Dimension of Politics
Author: Joan Rae Hartmann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethnography after Humanism

Ethnography after Humanism
Author: Lindsay Hamilton,Nik Taylor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 113753933X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnography after Humanism Book Excerpt:

This book argues that qualitative methods, ethnography included, have tended to focus on the human at the cost of understanding humans and animals in relation, and that ethnography should evolve to account for the relationships between humans and other species. Intellectual recognition of this has arrived within the field of human-animal studies and in the philosophical development of posthumanism but there are few practical guidelines for research. Taking this problem as a starting point, the authors draw on a wide array of examples from visual methods, ethnodrama, poetry and movement studies to consider the political, philosophical and practical consequences of posthuman methods. They outline the possibilities for creative new forms of ethnography that eschew simplistic binaries between humans and animals. Ethnography after Humanism suggests how researchers could conduct different forms of fieldwork and writing to include animals more fruitfully and will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including human-animal studies, sociology, criminology, animal geography, anthropology, social theory and natural resources.

The Expendable Future

The Expendable Future
Author: Richard J. Tobin
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780822310716
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Expendable Future Book Excerpt:

Species are disappearing from the earth at a rate of hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of times greater than every before witnessed. According to many scientists, this rapid destruction will lead to irreversible changes in the earth’s ecosystem. The Expendable Future provides a comprehensive and critical evaluation of the politics of biological diversity in the United States and of state and federal policies on endangered species from the early 1960s to the present. Drawing on congressional hearing and debates, previously unpublished public opinion surveys, interviews with state officials and employees of the Department of the Interior, and internal documents from this and other government agencies, Tobin provides an in-depth analysis of the policies on endangered species and the policy relationships among the different units of government involved in implementation. He examines the resources that are available for the protection of endangered species and the way in which those resources are matched to the priorities. Tobin also discusses the processes by which species are classified as endangered, how these species’ critical habitats are determined and protected, and the successes, and mostly failures, of current recovery programs.

Porkopolis

Porkopolis
Author: Alex Blanchette
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-05-08
ISBN: 1478012048
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Porkopolis Book Excerpt:

In the 1990s a small midwestern American town approved the construction of a massive pork complex, where almost 7 million hogs are birthed, raised, and killed every year. In Porkopolis Alex Blanchette explores how this rural community has been reorganized around the life and death cycles of corporate pigs. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork, Blanchette immerses readers into the workplaces that underlie modern meat, from slaughterhouses and corporate offices to artificial insemination barns and bone-rendering facilities. He outlines the deep human-hog relationships and intimacies that emerge through intensified industrialization, showing how even the most mundane human action, such as a wayward touch, could have serious physical consequences for animals. Corporations' pursuit of a perfectly uniform, standardized pig—one that can yield materials for over 1000 products—creates social and environmental instabilities that transform human lives and livelihoods. Throughout Porkopolis, which includes dozens of images by award-winning photographer Sean Sprague, Blanchette uses factory farming to rethink the fraught state of industrial capitalism in the United States today.

The politics of Aristotle books I V

The politics of Aristotle  books I V
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Ayer Company Pub
Total Pages: 689
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The politics of Aristotle books I V Book Excerpt:

This is a translation of Aristotle's text, attempting to provide the reader with an understanding of Aristotle's argument. An introductory essay situates Politics in Aristotle's overall thought, while further information provides the historical background, offers analytical assistance with particular passages, and gives a guide to Aristotle's philosophy and its related scholarship.

Disability the Politics of Education

Disability   the Politics of Education
Author: Susan Lynn Gabel,Scot Danforth
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability the Politics of Education Book Excerpt:

Disability and the Politics of Education: An International Reader is a rich resource that deals comprehensively with the many aspects of the complex topic of disability studies in education. For nearly two decades, global attention has been given to education as a human right through global initiatives such as Education for All (EFA) and the Salamanca Statement. Yet according to UNESCO, reaching the goals of EFA remains one of the most daunting challenges facing the global community. Today, millions of the world's disabled children cannot obtain a basic childhood education, particularly in countries with limited resources. Even in the wealthiest countries, many disabled children and youth are educationally segregated from the nondisabled, particularly if they are labeled with significant cognitive impairment. International agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank have generated funds for educational development but, unfortunately, these funds are administered with the assumption that «west is best», thereby urging developing countries to mimic educational policies in the United States and the United Kingdom in order to prove their aid-worthiness. This «McDonaldization» of education reproduces the labeling, resource allocation, and social dynamics long criticized in disability studies. The authors in this volume explore these subjects and other complexities of disability and the politics of education. In doing so, they demonstrate the importance and usefulness of international perspectives and comparative approaches.

The political economy of health care Second Edition

The political economy of health care  Second Edition
Author: Tudor Hart, Julian
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1847428991
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The political economy of health care Second Edition Book Excerpt:

With a foreword by Tony Benn. Drawing on clinical experience dating from the birth of the NHS in 1948, Julian Tudor Hart, a politically active GP in a Welsh coal mining community, charts the progress of the NHS from its 19th century origins in workers' mutual aid societies, to its current forced return to the market. His starting point is a detailed analysis of how clinical decisions are made. He explores the changing social relationships in the NHS as a gift economy, how these may be affected by reducing care to commodity status, and the new directions they might take if the NHS resumed progress independently from the market. This edition of this bestselling book has been entirely rewritten with two new chapters, and includes new material on resistance to that world-wide process. The essential principle in the book is that patients need to develop as active citizens and co-producers of health gain in a humanising society and the author's aim is to promote it wherever people recognise that pursuit of profit may be a brake on rational progress.

The Political Reason of Edmund Burke

The Political Reason of Edmund Burke
Author: Francis Canavan,Lilly Endowment Research Program in Christianity and Politics (United States)
Publsiher: Durham, N.C., U. P
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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