The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse

  title={The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse},
  author={C. Epstein},
  • C. Epstein
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • In the second half of the twentieth century, worldwide attitudes toward whaling shifted from widespread acceptance to moral censure. Why? Whaling, once as important to the global economy as oil is now, had long been uneconomical. Major species were long known to be endangered. Yet nations had continued to support whaling. In The Power of Words in International Relations, Charlotte Epstein argues that the change was brought about not by changing material interests but by a powerful anti-whaling… CONTINUE READING
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