This book charts the incidence of territorial changes and military conflicts from 1816 to 1980. Using statistical and descriptive analysis, the authors attempt to answer three related sets of questions:
* When does military conflict accompany the process of national independence?
* When do states fight over territorial changes and when are such transactions completed peacefully?
* How do territorial changes affect future military conflict between the states involved in the exchange?
`… this theoretical analysis of the correlation of conflict and territorial change is most timely. The authors provide a general and theoretical overview and a good deal of interesting data, - Jrnl of Strategic Studies
`The book is well-structured and clearly written. Moreover, it is successful in bridging the broad gap between geography and politics. It is (regretfully) worth mentioning that, as far as I know, they are the first scholars in international relations who fully integrate geographical elements in their study, thus making use of works written by political geographers … This book is a must, at least, for each political geographer with an interest in international relations.' - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie