Terminology think tank: Social dominance theory as it relates to dogs
Contributor(s):: Steinker, Angelica
Are the precautionary principle and the international trade of genetically modified organisms reconcilable?
Contributor(s):: Matthee, M., Vermersch, D.
This paper seeks to find possibilities for reconciliation of the implementation of the precautionary principle and the promotion of international trade of genetically modified organisms, based on the assumption that a sustainable development is a right objective to strive for. It starts with an...
Class: an essential aspect of watershed planning
Contributor(s):: Adams, J.
A study of a watershed planning process in the Cache River Watershed in southern Illinois (USA) revealed that class divisions, based on property ownership, underlay key conflicts over land use and decision-making relevant to resource use. A class analysis of the region indicates that the planning...
Conflict and engagement: an empirical study of a farmer-extension partnership in a sustainable agriculture program
Contributor(s):: Grudens-Schuck, N.
Stakeholder engagement is a crucial concept of extension education. Engagement expresses democratic values of the land-grant mission by providing opportunities for stakeholders to influence programme planning, including setting the agenda and negotiating resource allocations. In practice, the...
Conflict over risks in food production: a challenge for democracy
Contributor(s):: Jensen, K. K.
When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation...
Constrained choice and ethical dilemmas in land management: environmental quality and food safety in California agriculture
Contributor(s):: Stuart, D.
As environmental and conservation efforts increasingly turn towards agricultural landscapes, it is important to understand how land management decisions are made by agricultural producers. While previous studies have explored producer decision-making, many fail to recognize the importance of...
Exposing violences: using women's human rights theory to reconceptualize food rights
Contributor(s):: Bellows, A. C.
Exposing food violences (hunger, malnutrition, and poisoning from environmental mismanagement) requires policy action that confronts the structured invisibility of these violences. Along with the hidden deprivation of food is the physical and political isolation of critical knowledge on food...
Commentary: Interpersonal violence as a mediator of stress-related disorders in humans
Contributor(s):: Jasnow, Aaron M., Ressler, Kerry J.
Ethological vignette: Social stress as a formative experience
Contributor(s):: Huhman, Kim L.
Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology
Contributor(s):: Wilce, James
Human-wildlife conflicts influence attitudes but not necessarily behaviors: factors driving the poaching of bears in China
Contributor(s):: Liu, Fang, McShea, W. J., Garshelis, D. L., Zhu, XiaoJian, Wang, DaJun, Shao, LiangKun
Effect of different rearing systems and pre-kindling handling on behaviour and performance of rabbit does
Contributor(s):: Mugnai, C., Bosco, A. dal, Castellini, C.
The aim of this study was to ascertain how collective cage and pre-kindling handling (training does to go into their own nest) practices, in comparison to standard housing (single cage rearing), modify the behaviour and the performance of rabbit does. To this aim, 40 nulliparous New Zealand White...
Attacks on local persons by chimpanzees in Bossou, Republic of Guinea: Long-term perspectives
Contributor(s):: Hockings, Kimberley J., Yamakoshi, Gen, Kabasawa, Asami, Matsuzawa, Tetsuro
Perceptions of nonhuman primates in human-wildlife conflict scenarios
Contributor(s):: Hill, Catherine M., Webber, Amanda D.
Commentary on: 'Social stress as a formative experience
Knowledge, attitudes, and opinions about human-wildlife conflicts held by community leaders in Virginia
Contributor(s):: Regina M. Elsner
Using a mail survey, I questioned 490 representatives of local government (i.e., elected officials, administrative officials, animal control officers, and county Cooperative Extension agents) about their understanding of human-wildlife conflicts in their communities, and their receptivity to...
An ethicist's commentary on avoiding impropriety in corporate sponsorship of conferences and journals
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
An ethicist's commentary on guarding against conflict of interest
An ethicist's commentary on the case of whether a veterinarian prescribing and selling drugs is in a conflict of interest situation