The Politics of Animal Experimentation

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The reality of animal experimentation and its regulation in Britain have been hidden behind a curtain of secrecy since its emergence as a political controversy in the 1870s. Public debate and political science alike have been severely hampered by a profound lack of reliable information about the practice. In this remarkable study, Dan Lyons advances and applies policy network analysis to investigate the evolution of British animal research policy-making.

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Overview

The reality of animal experimentation and its regulation in Britain have been hidden behind a curtain of secrecy since its emergence as a political controversy in the 1870s. Public debate and political science alike have been severely hampered by a profound lack of reliable information about the practice. In this remarkable study, Dan Lyons advances and applies policy network analysis to investigate the evolution of British animal research policy-making.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230355118
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/16/2013
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Lyons is CEO of the Centre for Animals and Social Justice, an animal protection think tank, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield's Department of Politics, UK. He has won several awards for his research, including the Political Studies Association Prize for the best thesis in Government and Public Administration.
 
Wyn Grant is Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick, UK, and vice-president for Europe and Africa of the International Political Science Association.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Wyn Grant
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Towards a Dynamic Model of British Policy Networks
3. The 'Animal Research Issue Network' Thesis: A Critique
4. Theory and Method in the Study of Animal Research Policy
5. The 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act: Protection for Animals or Animal Researchers?
6. The Evolution of the Animal Research Policy Network: 1876-1950
7. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: Emergence of an Issue Network or Policy Community Dynamic Conservatism?
8. Imutran Xenotransplantation Research Case Study
9. Conclusion: The Power Distribution in British Animal Research Politics

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