1st Edition

Territorial Disputes and State Sovereignty International Law and Politics

By Jorge E. Núñez Copyright 2020
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge


    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.

    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


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