Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Animal National Liberation?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Animal Ethics, ISSN 2156-5414, Vol. 3, no 2, 188-200 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The book under review offers a novel approach to politicizing the “animal issue.” Drawing on liberal citizenship theory, the authors argue that key concepts of international justice such as “citizen,” “denizen,” and “sovereignty” may be mapped onto human–animal relations in order to protect individual animal rights as well as ecosystem integrity. The ambition is also to overcome some well-known problems of traditional animal rights theory in relation to ecological concerns. Yet the argument that ecosystems, like human states, ought to be seen as sovereign communities entails problematic concept-stretching that may undermine the individual rights it was meant to protect.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Vol. 3, no 2, 188-200 p.
Keyword [en]
animal rights, animal welfare, political theory, citizenship theory, sovereignty, ecology, Will Kymlicka, Sue Donaldson
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science; Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90302DOI: 10.5406/janimalethics.3.2.0188OAI: diva2:624548
Available from: 2013-06-01 Created: 2013-06-01 Last updated: 2014-02-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Svärd, Per-Anders
By organisation
Department of Political Science
Political Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 413 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link