Author: Herman Prager
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Political Science
This study focuses on the state system and the problem of ocean degradation as practiced in the West, specifically the Western industrial market economies. The author locates the source of the ecological problem in the allocation of power and values in a society, the differing public policies in response to divergent appreciations on the nature of social challenges and appropriate responses. This book is a valuable contribution to the collective efforts to educate the public about the worsening global crisis. His approach combines biology, chemistry and political science in its discussion of the tragic destruction of our oceans. Contents: The Evolution of the Contemporary State System; Theoretical Aspects of the Current State System; The Physical State of the Ocean and the Pollution Crisis; The Contribution of Intergovernmental Organizations; INGOs and Cetacean Protection; Conclusions.