Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty: International Law and Politics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty

International Law and Politics, 1st Edition

By Jorge E. Núñez


216 pages

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Hardback: 9780367201388
pub: 2020-07-24
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Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book opens new ground for research on territorial disputes.

Many sovereignty conflicts remain unresolved around the world. Current solutions in law, political science and international relations generally prove problematic to at least one of the agents part of these differences. Arguing that disputes are complex, multi-layered and multi-faceted, this book brings together a global, inter-disciplinary view of territorial disputes. The book reviews the key conceptual elements central to legal and political sciences with regards to territorial disputes: state, sovereignty and self-determination. Looking at some of the current long-standing disputes worldwide, it compares and contrasts the many issues at stake and the potential remedies currently available in order to assess why some territorial disputes remain unresolved. Finally, it offers a set of guidelines for dispute settlement and conflict resolution that current remedies fail to provide.

It will appeal to students and scholars working in international relations, legal theory and jurisprudence, public international law and political sciences.

Table of Contents

Part One

Chapter 1

Territorial disputes in law and politics

Chapter 2


Chapter 3

Sovereignty and self-determination

Chapter 4

Territorial disputes

Chapter 5

Dispute settlement

Chapter 6

Territorial disputes in the Americas

Chapter 7

Territorial disputes in Europe and Asia

Chapter 8

Territorial disputes in Africa and Middle East

Chapter 9

Conclusive remarks, limitations and future implications

About the Author

Jorge E. Núñez is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Law School, UK and Visiting Professor at Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, UNLP, Argentina.

About the Series

Routledge Research in International Law

The series offers a space for new and emerging scholars of international law to publish original arguments, as well as presenting alternative perspectives from more established names in international legal research.  Works cover both the theory and practice of international law, presenting innovative analyses of the nature and state of international law itself as well as more specific studies within particular disciplines. The series will explore topics such as the changes to the international legal order, the processes of law-making and law-enforcement, as well as the range of actors in public international law. The books will take a variety of different methodological approaches to the subject including interdisciplinary, critical legal studies, feminist, and Third World approaches, as well as the sociology of international law. Looking at the past, present and future of international law the series reflects the current vitality and diversity of international legal scholarship.

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