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dc.contributor.authorHeazle, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:19:03Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:19:03Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-24T05:22:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0308597Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpol.2005.06.015en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14004
dc.description.abstractThe precautionary principle (PP) only represents a new approach to managing uncertainty in so far that it requires proponents of an activity or substance to provide evidence that the activity/substance is harmless, as opposed to the more traditional "trial and error" approach that has instead placed the burden of proof that something is harmful on its opponents. This article critiques the PP as a policy making tool for managing uncertainty, focusing on the epistemological problems it raises, before then using the International Whaling Commission's experience with precautionary approaches to wildlife management to demonstrate the principle's limits and weaknesses when applied in a highly politicised policymaking environment. The article concludes that while the PP offers some benefits for managing uncertainty, its vagueness and openness to broad interpretation can also result in its application creating, rather than limiting, risks and uncertainty.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30453/description#descriptionen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom496en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto509en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360105en_US
dc.titleLessons in precaution: the International Whaling Commission experience with precautionary managementen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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