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By Margaret Moore

ISBN-10: 0190222247

ISBN-13: 9780190222246

Our global is at the moment divided into territorial states that face up to all makes an attempt to alter their borders. yet what entitles a nation, or the folk it represents, to imagine monopoly regulate over a specific piece of the Earth's floor? Why are they allowed to avoid others from coming into? What if or extra states, or or extra teams of individuals, declare an identical piece of land?

Political philosophy, which has had greatly to assert in regards to the courting among country and citizen, has principally missed those questions on territory. This ebook presents solutions. It justifies the belief of territory itself by way of the ethical price of political self-determination; it additionally justifies, inside of limits, these parts that we usually go together with territorial rights: rights of jurisdiction, rights over assets, correct to manage borders etc. The ebook deals normative counsel over a few very important concerns dealing with us this present day, all of which contain territory and territorial rights, yet that are presently handled by means of advert hoc reasoning: disputes over assets; disputes over barriers, oceans, unoccupied islands, and the frozen Arctic; disputes rooted in old injustices with reference to land; secessionist conflicts; and irredentist conflicts. In an international during which there's persevered strain on borders and keep an eye on over assets, from potential migrants and from the determined terrible, and no coherent conception of territory to imagine via those difficulties, this publication bargains an unique, systematic, and complicated conception 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 an awfully vital and till lately overlooked subject. Moore is impressively an expert of the entire proper philosophical literature and does a superb activity more often than not 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 collage

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Similarly, a strong right to collective self-determination that infringed the self-determination of some other people or group would fail the compatibility requirement. An account of rights that imposed excessive costs on those who are responsible for discharging the obligation generated by the right would also fail the compatibility requirement. The compatibility requirement is meant to indicate the limits of the rights. In this book, I argue that territorial rights that are justified as a set, as necessary to protect our interest in collective self-determination, must be conceived in a way that meets the compatibility requirement.

3 Foundations of a Theory of Territory Individual Moral Rights of Residency, Collective Moral Rights of Occupancy, and a People’s Rights of Self-Determination In ­chapter 1, I argued that too little attention has been paid to issues of territory and that we need a political theory of territory. I then set out a number of desiderata of a good political theory of territory. I argued (1) that it has to be a theory, not just a set of local judgments about the relative superiority of one policy or arrangement over another.

10. Simmons, ‘On the Territorial Rights of States’, 313. 11. See here Christopher Bertram, ‘Property in the Moral Life of Human Beings’, Social Philosophy & Policy, vol. 30, nos. 1–2 (2013), 404–424. 12. This seems to underlie Burke Hendrix’s attempt to draw on Nozick’s Lockean property argument to justify indigenous claims to land. Hendrix offers a very good detailed argument that moral rights themselves are not implausible—and he includes prohibitions against killing, maiming, or otherwise damaging someone’s physical body as among the most obvious natural rights that people have—and then goes on to suggest that natural property rights can be similarly defended as a way of respecting persons fully and ensuring natural liberty.

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