Animal Rights Advocacy and Legitimate Public Deliberation

  title={Animal Rights Advocacy and Legitimate Public Deliberation},
  author={John Hadley},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={696 - 712}
  • J. Hadley
  • Published 1 August 2015
  • Law
  • Political Studies
In this article I offer a response to recent debate over direct action animal advocacy and legitimate public deliberation in liberal democracies. Mathew Humphrey and Marc Stears and Stephen D'Arcy have argued that liberal democracies ought to tolerate direct action animal advocacy in the interests of promoting the right of proponents of non-mainstream views to inform public deliberation and decision making. I argue that the precise scope of Humphrey and Stears' and D'Arcy's analyses is unclear… 
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