A Political Theory of Territory (Oxford Political by Margaret Moore PDF

By Margaret Moore

ISBN-10: 0190222247

ISBN-13: 9780190222246

Our international is at present divided into territorial states that face up to all makes an attempt to alter their borders. yet what entitles a nation, or the folks it represents, to imagine monopoly regulate over a selected piece of the Earth's floor? Why are they allowed to avoid others from getting into? What if or extra states, or or extra teams of individuals, declare an identical piece of land?

Political philosophy, which has had greatly to claim in regards to the dating among nation and citizen, has mostly overlooked those questions about territory. This booklet offers solutions. It justifies the assumption of territory itself by way of the ethical worth of political self-determination; it additionally justifies, inside limits, these components that we ordinarily go together with territorial rights: rights of jurisdiction, rights over assets, correct to regulate borders and so forth. The booklet bargains normative assistance over a couple of very important concerns dealing with us this present day, all of which contain territory and territorial rights, yet that are presently handled through advert hoc reasoning: disputes over assets; disputes over limitations, oceans, unoccupied islands, and the frozen Arctic; disputes rooted in ancient injustices in regards to land; secessionist conflicts; and irredentist conflicts. In an international during which there's endured strain on borders and regulate over assets, from potential migrants and from the determined negative, and no coherent thought of territory to imagine via those difficulties, this publication deals an unique, systematic, and complex concept of why territory concerns, who has rights over territory, and the scope and bounds of those rights.

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