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Animal Sheltering  

Leslie Irvine

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
American animal shelters house between six and eight million dogs and cats each year. The question of what to do with millions of healthy but unwanted animals has animated sheltering from ... More

Archaeozoology  

Juliet Clutton-Brock

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Mar 2017
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Jun 2014
Archaeozoology may be defined as the scientific evaluation of faunal materials retrieved from archaeological sites. These include all the organic remains left in the soil after the death ... More

Are There Limits to Limits?  

Andrew Dobson

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
The idea that there might be “limits to growth” is a key and contested feature of environmental politics. This chapter outlines the limits to growth thesis, describes and assesses critical ... More

Civil Society and Civility  

Nina Eliasoph

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article explains that civil society and civility are associated with one another. It discusses the three elements of civic life which include civility, civicness, and the civic ... More

Civil Society and Democracy  

Mark E. Warren

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article investigates how democracy is related to civil society. It investigates whether it is possible to distinguish the kinds, dimensions, and functions of civil society that are ... More

Civil Society and Diversity  

Hilde Coffé and Catherine Bolzendahl

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article examines how civil society is related to the issue of diversity. It provides an overview of the different meanings and practices of citizenship and highlights how and why ... More

Civil Society and Equality  

Sally Kohn

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article discusses the relation between civil society and equality. It examines the extent to which equality actually exists in different civil societies and evaluates the commitment ... More

Civil Society and Government  

Nancy L. Rosenblum and Charles H. T. Lesch

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article investigates the relation and connection between civil society and government. It explains civil society and government have their own conceptual and institutional histories, ... More

Climate Justice  

Stephen M. Gardiner

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Aug 2011
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Jan 2012
Climate change is an ethical issue. Although justice is only one part of ethics, it is often understood to occupy an exalted position as ‘the first virtue of social institutions’, where ... More

Commensal Species  

Terry O'Connor

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Mar 2017
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Jun 2014
Urban areas and their surrounding environments present a challenge and an opportunity to other species. Some animal populations have adapted successfully, taking advantage of food stores ... More

Cosmopolitan Knowledge: Climate Science and Global Civic Epistemology  

Sheila Jasanoff

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Aug 2011
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Jan 2012
This article lays out an analytic framework that explains why consensus building on responses to climate change cannot proceed through the institutions of science alone but requires a more ... More

Critical Approaches to Global Health  

Alan Ingram

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Mar 2020
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Nov 2018
This chapter places the critical analysis of global health in wider intellectual and political perspective, situating critical thinking in relation to the philosophical idea of ... More

Environmental Governmentality  

Timothy Luke

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter asks critical thinkers and activist movements to concentrate their efforts on mapping out how and why the essential tasks of government today pivot on the arts of exercising ... More

Environmental Political Theory’s Contribution to Sustainability Studies  

Leslie Paul Thiele and Seaton Tarrant

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
In this chapter, we examine the relationship between environmental political theory and the development of sustainability studies within US higher education. We assess the incorporation of ... More

Environmental Science and Politics  

Mark Brown

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter examines the relation between environmental science and politics with regard to its implications for environmental values, expert advice, and the public understanding of ... More

Ethics of Food Production and Consumption  

Michiel Korthals

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Jan 2015
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Jul 2014
Food production and consumption involves ethics, as reflected in prohibitions, refutations, exhortations, recommendations, and even less explicit ethical notions such as whether a certain ... More

Families versus State and Market  

Mary Daly

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2010
This article reviews the main features of family policy as it has developed over time and the insights of scholarship. The interrelations between family, state, and market are specifically ... More

Foreign Aid  

Axel Dreher, Valentin F. Lang, and Sebastian Ziaja

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter reviews the aid effectiveness literature to assess whether foreign aid given to areas of limited statehood (ALS) can be expected to promote economic and social outcomes in the ... More

From Efficiency to Justice: Utility as the Informational Basis of Climate Strategies, and Some Alternatives  

Simon Dietz

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Aug 2011
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Jan 2012
The aim of this article is to consider, from an ethical point of view, the role that economics should play in evaluating climate change strategies. It sets out a view of the strengths and ... More

Good Governance  

Bo Rothstein

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article argues that good governance is a concern if a society is in possession of the political, legal, and administrative institutions which make it possible to enact and implement ... More

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