By Margaret Moore
Our global is presently 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 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 analogous piece of land?
Political philosophy, which has had very much to claim concerning the dating among country and citizen, has principally missed those questions about territory. This booklet presents solutions. It justifies the belief of territory itself when it comes to the ethical price of political self-determination; it additionally justifies, inside of limits, these parts that we more often than not go along with territorial rights: rights of jurisdiction, rights over assets, correct to manage borders etc. The publication deals normative tips over a couple of vital matters dealing with us at the present time, all of which contain territory and territorial rights, yet that are at present handled via advert hoc reasoning: disputes over assets; disputes over obstacles, 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 keep watch over over assets, from potential migrants and from the determined bad, and no coherent concept of territory to imagine via those difficulties, this publication bargains an unique, systematic, and complex idea of why territory issues, who has rights over territory, and the scope and bounds of those rights.
"This is a well-written, well-argued booklet on a very very important and until eventually lately ignored subject. Moore is impressively an expert of the entire proper philosophical literature and does a great activity 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
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VI, para. ii, 335. 25. Grotius, Rights of War and Peace, bk III, chap. VI, paras iii and iv, 336. 2 6. Grotius, Rights of War and Peace, bk III, chap. 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.
Grotius, Rights of War and Peace, bk III, chap. 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.
2. Place-Related Rights: Individual Rights of Residency and Group Rights of Occupancy The first step in solving the attachment problem (explaining how particular groups can have rights to particular pieces of land) is to consider people’s relations to land, and in this context I explore two kinds of place-related rights: an individual moral right of residency and a collective moral right of occupancy. I understand a moral right of residency as a right that belongs to individuals and has two components: a liberty right to settle in an unoccupied area, and a right of non-dispossession, a right to remain, at liberty, in one’s own home and community and not to be removed from the place of one’s projects, aims, and relationships.
A Political Theory of Territory by Margaret Moore