Scientific Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling

Scientific Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling

by Michael Heazle
ISBN-10:
0295986050
ISBN-13:
9780295986050
Pub. Date:
06/28/2006
Publisher:
University of Washington Press and Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Edmonton
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Overview

Scientific Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling

Focusing on the internal workings of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the author explores the impact of political and economic imperatives on the production and interpretation of scientific research. Central to this work are the epistemological problems encountered in the production of 'truth', whereby scientific knowledge has made uncertainty a tool in the service of political objectives. Copublished: University of Washington Press

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ISBN-13: 9780295986050
Publisher: University of Washington Press and Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Edmonton
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviations1. Introduction2. The IWC 1949-59: An Exercise in Uncertainty Becoming Certainty3. The Antarctic Collapse: Uncertainty Takes a (Brief) Holiday4. The Worm Turns: The IWC's Reinterpretation of Uncertainty5. Scientific Uncertainty and the Evolution of the Superwhale6. ConclusionAppendixNotesBibliographyIndex

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