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Published: 12 July 2012

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199895755

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Governing Animals

Animal Welfare and the Liberal State

Kimberly K. Smith

  • Political theorists have contributed relatively little to the animal rights literature. This book offers a more comprehensive study of how liberal principles apply to animal welfare policy in general, and addresses several specific policy questions.
  • No one else has demonstrated how the argument that some animals can and are properly subjects of political and legal representation fits into a coherent and plausible version of liberalism.
  • By drawing significantly on history and legal scholarship, this study is more interdisciplinary and addresses a broader audience than a typical work of political theory.

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