Species War: Law, Violence and Animals

Kochi, Tarik (2009) Species War: Law, Violence and Animals. Law, Culture and the Humanities, 5 (3). pp. 353-369. ISSN 1743-8721

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The law of war contains a hidden foundation. This foundation is species war. In this paper I begin to develop the idea of species war and show how our modern conceptions of the laws of war contain within them the historical and contemporary operation of species war. In focussing upon how legal and moral decisions about "legitimate violence" are made with respect to judgements about the "value" of "life," I show how species war operates as a fundamental, but often forgotten category, of legal and political philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Tarik Kochi
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:08
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 22:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29742
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