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

By Margaret Moore

ISBN-10: 0190222247

ISBN-13: 9780190222246

Our global is at the moment divided into territorial states that face up to all makes an attempt to alter their borders. yet what entitles a kingdom, or the folks it represents, to imagine monopoly keep an eye on 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 very much to claim in regards to the dating among country and citizen, has principally overlooked those questions on territory. This ebook 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 parts that we ordinarily go along with territorial rights: rights of jurisdiction, rights over assets, correct to manage borders and so forth. The booklet deals normative assistance over a few vital concerns dealing with us at the present time, all of which contain territory and territorial rights, yet that are at present 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 in regards to land; secessionist conflicts; and irredentist conflicts. In a global during which there's persisted strain on borders and keep watch over over assets, from potential migrants and from the determined terrible, and no coherent idea of territory to imagine via those difficulties, this publication deals an unique, systematic, and complex conception of why territory issues, who has rights over territory, and the scope and bounds of those rights.

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