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Toward a sustainable whaling regime
Friedheim, Robert L.
Publication Information:
Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Edmonton : Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, [2001]

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x, 382 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction, IWC as a contested regime / Robert L. Friedheim -- New whaling agreement and international law / William T. Burke -- Whales, the IWC, and the rule of law / Jon L. Jacobson -- Science and the IWC / William Aron -- Is money the root of the problem? : cultural conflict in the IWC / Milton M.R. Freeman -- Food security, food hegemony, and charismatic animals / Russel Lawrence Barsh -- Distorting global governance : membership, voting, and the IWC / Elizabeth DeSombre -- Negotiating in the IWC environment / Robert L. Friedheim -- Whaling regime : "good" institutions but "bad" politics? / Steinar Andresen -- Summing up : whaling and its critics / Christopher D. Stone -- Whale sausage : why the whaling regime does not need to be fixed / David G. Victor -- Fixing the whaling regime : a proposal / Robert L. Friedheim.
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An anthology of articles by reputable cetacean experts, this volume is a fresh account of whaling, the International Whaling Commission (IWC), and the nationalistic, economic, and political confrontations to protect cetaceans. This book, written by ten world-class investigators, is divided into three parts: "Critiquing the Performance of the Whaling Regime," "Explaining the Politics of the Regime," and "Testing Our Arguments and Finding a Solution." The dilemma permeating these articles is that of the IWC, its effectiveness and its future. The insights presented collectively paint a picture of the IWC in distress, with no meaningful ways of fining rogue nations that violate procedures and with enormous challenges to this organization designed to protect whales. The major principle throughout is that of sustainability. The book is well written in an even language, thanks to careful editing; each paper contains notes. There is an extensive bibliography of about 800 items, a rather comprehensive index, and a brief resume of each contributor. Highly recommended for students and researchers in cetacean biology. It is also recommended for every library that supports marine biology programs, and it will interest undergraduate students in biology and ecology. P. E. Lutz Lenoir-Rhyne College