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240 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474434430


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Denying the Spoils of War

The Politics of Invasion and Non-recognition

First Edition

Joseph O'Mahoney

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Chapter-length case studies of two major instances of non-recognition: the Japanese conquest of Manchuria and the establishment of Manchukuo in the 1930s, and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the subsequent declaration of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Includes discussion of cases including Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • Compares non-recognised cases with two cases where force was used but the results were recognised as legitimate: the Italian conquest of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1935 and the Indian invasion of East Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971
  • Challenges conventional IR theory that symbolic sanctions are either failed attempts at coercion or mere posturing for domestic audiences
  • Elucidates a model of rule maintenance, combining rationalist and constructivist insights, which could be applied to other fields in international politics
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