Scientific Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling

Scientific Uncertainty and the Politics of Whaling

eBook - 2006
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"In this study, Michael Heazle examines how International Waling Commission (IWC) policy dramatically shifted from furthering the interests of whaling nations to eventually banning all commercial whaling. Focusing on the internal workings of a single organization, Heazle explores the impact of political and economic imperatives on the production and interpretation of scientific research and advice."
"Central to his work are the epistemological problems encountered in the production of "truth." Science does not produce incontestable facts that can be expected to lead to consensus decisions; rather, the problematic nature of knowledge itself allows for various interpretations of data depending on the interests of those at the table. It is precisely the nature of scientific knowledge, Heazle argues, that has made uncertainty a tool in service of political objectives."--Jacket.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Edmonton : Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press, Ă2006
ISBN: 9780295802008
0295802006
0295986050
1896445373
9781896445373
9780295986050
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations, maps

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