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A Political Theory of Territory

Margaret Moore


This book offers a political self-determination theory of territory. Territorial disputes are at the centre of some of the most intractable controversies facing us today, but it is also one of the most under-theorized concepts that we rely on. Most work in political philosophy, international relations, political science, and law take for granted the territorial imperative (that we need states, and states are necessarily territorial); yet, this book argues, territory itself requires a defence. Moreover, we do not have a clear consensus either about what territory is, or how disputes about terri ... More

Keywords: territory, occupancy, political communities, self-determination, state, immigration, international justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190222246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Moore, author
Queen's University, Professor of Political Studies