Dr. Steve Cooke completed his undergraduate degree in Politics at the Open University. He has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and a PhD in Politics from the University of Manchester. In 2012 Dr. Cooke was awarded the Society for Applied Philosophy’s 30th Anniversary Research Fellowship to research the use of violence in defence of non-human animals and the environment. His main area of research focuses on duties to non-human animals and the ethical status of law-breaking and political violence carried out for their sakes.
(2021) 'The Ethics of Touch and the Importance of Nonhuman Relationships in Animal Agriculture', Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 34:12.
(2019) ‘Betraying Animals’, The Journal of Ethics, 23:2, pp.183-200.
(2019) 'Cosmopolitan Disobedience', The Journal of International Political Theory, 17:3, pp.222-239.
With Andrew Futter (2017) 'Democracy verses Deterrence: Nuclear Weapons and Political Integrity', Politics, 38:4 pp.500-513.
(2017) 'Imagined Utopias: Animal Rights and the Moral Imagination', Journal of Political Philosophy, 25:4, pp.e1-18.
(2017) ‘Animal Kingdoms: on habitat rights for wild animals’, Environmental Values, 26:1, pp.53-72.
(2016) 'Understanding Animal Liberation', in Garner, R. and O'Sullivan, S. (eds) The Political Turn in Animal Ethics, London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International.
with Alasdair Cochrane (2016) '""Humane Intervention"": the international protection of animal rights' Global Ethics, 12:1, pp.106-121.
(2014) ‘Perpetual Strangers: Animals and the Cosmopolitan Right’ Political Studies 62:4 pp.930-944.
(2013) ‘Animal Rights and Environmental Terrorism’ Journal of Terrorism Research 4:2 pp.26-36.
(2011) ‘Duties to Companion Animals’, Res Publica, 17:3, pp.261-274.