By Margaret Moore

Our international is at the moment divided into territorial states that withstand all makes an attempt to alter their borders. yet what entitles a kingdom, or the folks it represents, to imagine monopoly keep watch over over a selected piece of the Earth's floor? Why are they allowed to avoid others from coming into? What if or extra states, or or extra teams of individuals, declare an analogous piece of land?

Political philosophy, which has had greatly to assert concerning the dating among country and citizen, has mostly neglected those questions on territory. This e-book presents solutions. It justifies the belief of territory itself by way of the ethical price of political self-determination; it additionally justifies, inside of limits, these components that we in most cases go along with territorial rights: rights of jurisdiction, rights over assets, correct to regulate borders etc. The e-book bargains normative tips over a couple of very important concerns dealing with us at the present time, all of which contain territory and territorial rights, yet that are at the moment handled by way of advert hoc reasoning: disputes over assets; disputes over barriers, oceans, unoccupied islands, and the frozen Arctic; disputes rooted in old injustices with reference to land; secessionist conflicts; and irredentist conflicts. In an international within which there's endured strain on borders and keep an eye on over assets, from potential migrants and from the determined terrible, and no coherent concept of territory to imagine via those difficulties, this e-book bargains an unique, systematic, and complicated conception of why territory concerns, who has rights over territory, and the scope and bounds of those rights.

"This is a well-written, well-argued ebook on an awfully very important and till lately ignored subject. Moore is impressively an expert of all of the suitable philosophical literature and does a very good task mostly of distinguishing her view from these of others reminiscent of Miller, Waldron, Kolers, Meisels, and 9. Moore succeeds in staking out a brand new, but very believable position-one that avoids the deficiencies of rival theories."-Allen Buchanan, James B. Duke Professor, Duke college

Show description

Read or Download A Political Theory of Territory PDF

Similar diplomacy books

Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

Through 1991, following the disintegration first of the Soviet bloc after which of the Soviet Union itself, the USA used to be left status tall because the in simple terms international super-power. not just the twentieth yet even the twenty first century appeared destined to be the yank centuries. yet that super-optimism didn't final lengthy.

Front Line Public Diplomacy: How US Embassies Communicate with Foreign Publics

This publication provides the first-ever shut and up to date examine how American diplomats operating at our embassies overseas converse with international audiences to provide an explanation for US overseas coverage and American tradition and society. Projecting an American voice in another country has develop into more challenging within the twenty-first century, as terrorists and others antagonistic to the US use glossy verbal exchange capacity to criticize us, and as new conversation instruments have drastically increased the global dialogue of matters very important to us, in order that terrorists and others opposed to us have extra unfavourable voices to the worldwide discussion.

Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations

Daryl Copeland charts the direction for a brand new form of international relations, one in track with the calls for of latest interconnected, know-how pushed international. Eschewing platitudes and largely rethinking problems with protection and improvement, Copeland presents the instruments had to body and deal with concerns starting from weather switch to pandemic ailment to asymmetrical clash and guns of mass destruction.

Extra resources for A Political Theory of Territory

Sample text

27. For excellent analyses of this period, see Christopher Hibbert, The French Revolution (London: Penguin, 1982), and Colin Jones, The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002). 32 A Political Theory of Territory 2 8. Sebastian C. St. J. Anstis and Mark W. Zacher, ‘The Normative Bases of the Global Territorial Order’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, vol. 21, no. 2 (2010), 306–323. 29. See Arash Abizadeh, ‘Democratic Theory and Border Coercion: No Right to Unilaterally Control Your Own Border’, Political Theory, vol.

Natural rights to property can be seen as rooted in the fundamental importance of private holdings to the exercise of liberty, that is, to the ability of persons to 18 A Political Theory of Territory engage in individual or collective projects. 6 The right to private property is limited by the right to subsistence (to preservation and consequently the fruits of the earth). 7 A crucial point, for our purposes, is that this account rests on the acceptance of natural property rights. , families), many of whom have property in land, combining together to create a state.

19 It also is insufficiently nuanced. The standard for state legitimacy is set so high that no state can meet it. The problem with this is that it tends to fail our ordinary-language use of the term ‘legitimacy’, which we tend to think of as either a threshold concept, which some states can meet and others can’t, or a scalar concept, where we can identify some states as more legitimate than others. The emphasis on free consent seems to be an all-ornothing matter and to be at odds with how the concept of state legitimacy functions.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 44 votes