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The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Animals and the Economy

Authors: McMullen, Steven

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This book explores the economic institutions that determine the nature of animal lives as systematically exploited objects traded in a market economy. It examines human roles and choice in the system, including the economic logic of agriculture, experimentation, and animal ownership, and analyses the marginalization of ethical action in the economic system.

Animals and the Economy demonstrates that individual consumers and farmers are often left with few truly animal-friendly choices. Ethical participants in the economy must either face down an array of institutional barriers, or exit mainstream markets entirely. This book argues that these issues are not necessary elements of a market system, and evaluates a number of policy changes that could improve the lives of animals in the context of a market economy.

About the authors

Steven McMullen is Assistant Professor of Economics at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, US, and a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, UK. His research and writing has focused on ethics in the economy and education policy.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43474-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43473-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals and the Economy
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43474-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43474-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43473-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 216
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