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Published: 17 September 2020 (Estimated)

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780190074197

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Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place

Paulina Ochoa Espejo

  • Provides a normative theory of borders that grounds them in place, rather than in identity or membership, and thus connects borders to environmental concerns
  • Argues that each territorial right has its own distinct grounding, and shows that border control rights are grounded in the international system of states, not in internal legitimacy
  • Excavates and reconstructs a neglected tradition in political theory—the Topian tradition—which is concerned with the topographical and climatic conditions of political organization