Start date:
October 2019
Economic and Social Research Council

New arenas for civic expansion: humans, animals, and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) involves cross-national qualitative research to explore what factors shape individualism, and human and nonhuman relations in civil society, with reference to animal rights and welfare, and A.I.

Start date provided is that of the WISERD Civil Society Centre. Work packages will have their own individual start and end dates that fall within the five-year research programme.

Research team
Ralph Fevre
Cardiff University

Journal Articles
Exploring the Substantive Representation of Non-humans in UK Parliamentary Business: A Legislative Functions Perspective of Animal Welfare Petitions 2010-19
Parliamentary Affairs, 2021, Ahead-of-Print This study is concerned with the substantive representation of non-human species in parliamentary business. It applies Leston-Bandeira’s legislative functions perspective (LFP) to a data set of 2500 public petitions on animal...
Journal Articles
Sentience and Salience - Exploring the Party Politicisation of Animal Welfare in Multi-level Electoral Systems: Analysis of Manifesto Discourse in UK Meso elections 1998-2017
Regional & Federal Studies 2022 Forthcoming This study explores the party politicization of animal welfare in the context of multi-level governance in the UK. It examines over 1300 pledges in party manifestos for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish elections 1998–2017. It...

Themes: Civil Society