By Margaret Moore

ISBN-10: 0190222247

ISBN-13: 9780190222246

Our global is presently 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 specific 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 a similar piece of land?

Political philosophy, which has had greatly to assert concerning the courting among country and citizen, has principally neglected those questions on territory. This publication offers solutions. It justifies the belief of territory itself by way of the ethical worth of political self-determination; it additionally justifies, inside limits, these components that we often go along with territorial rights: rights of jurisdiction, rights over assets, correct to manage borders etc. The publication deals normative counsel over a few vital concerns dealing with us this day, all of which contain territory and territorial rights, yet that are at the moment handled by means of advert hoc reasoning: disputes over assets; disputes over barriers, oceans, unoccupied islands, and the frozen Arctic; disputes rooted in ancient injustices in regards to land; secessionist conflicts; and irredentist conflicts. In a global during which there's persevered strain on borders and regulate over assets, from potential migrants and from the determined negative, and no coherent concept of territory to imagine via those difficulties, this booklet bargains an unique, systematic, and complex idea of why territory issues, who has rights over territory, and the scope and boundaries of those rights.

"This is a well-written, well-argued publication on a very very important and till lately overlooked subject. Moore is impressively a professional of the entire suitable philosophical literature and does an outstanding activity more often than not of distinguishing her view from these of others equivalent to 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 collage

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Hillel Steiner, ‘Territorial Justice’, in Simon Caney, David George, and Peter Jones, eds, National Rights, International Obligations, 139–168 (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1996), 144. 16. Simmons, ‘On the Territorial Rights of States’, 313. This more sophisticated reading of Locke—as having a two-part argument—is also suggested (though with some significant differences) by Bas van der Vossen, ‘Locke on Territorial Rights’, Political Studies [early view, 8 January 2014]. 18. Simmons, ‘On the Territorial Rights of States’, 315.

Some rights are held by individuals, some by groups, and some by institutions. I argue in the next chapter for three sorts of place-related rights: rights of residency, which are held by individuals; rights of occupancy, which are held by groups; and territorial rights, which are held by (political) institutions. In all three cases, I justify these rights in terms of a deeper appeal to the fundamental interests of persons, who, I argue, have important relational and associative interests, which ought to be protected by both individual and collective rights.

VIII, para. i, 348. 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.

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