Whaling Diplomacy: Defining Issues in International Environmental Law (New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law Series)

Whaling Diplomacy: Defining Issues in International Environmental Law (New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law Series)

By: Alexander Gillespie (author)Hardback

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Whaling Diplomacy is the only book that addresses all of the substantive issues relating to the conservation of whales through the International Whaling Commission (IWC). It covers the law, policy, science and philosophy at the heart of each element of the debate, discussing how it has developed, the current problems that beset it and what is necessary for the future. Together, all of the issues involved in whaling form a single crucible through which the future of conservation in international environmental law is being debated. The intensity of this debate, despite being at the forefront of international environmental problems for over three decades has not dissipated, as ultimately, the clash of values, science and law within whaling diplomacy is one of the key front lines for international conservation in the 21st century. Studying the contemporary developments in international environmental law and policy, this book therefore is not just about whales, but also how related debates are being reflected in other forums. Students of law, politics, environmental economics and philosophy will find this book of great value for it's cutting-edge relevance over the three disciplines. Policymakers will also find it of interest for the insight into one of the most controversial conservation debates of our time.

About Author

Alexander Gillespie, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Research and Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand


Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Numbers and Threats 1. From the Blue-Whale Unit to the Revised Management Scheme 2. Management and Numbers 3. Environmental Threats to Cetaceans and the Limits of the IWC 4. Incidental Capture Part II: Philosophy in International Environmental Law 5. Whaling under Scientific Auspices 6. Humane Killing 7. Non-Lethal Utilization and the Irish Proposal 8. Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Part III: The Mechanics of International Environmental Law 9. Sanctuaries 10. Small Cetaceans 11. The Primacy of the IWC and Related International Organizations 12. Compliance 13. Reservations to the ICRW 14. Transparency 15. Vote-Buying 16. Finance Part IV: Conclusion 17. Conclusion Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845421076
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781845421076
  • ISBN10: 1845421078

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