A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International by Paul F. Diehl

By Paul F. Diehl

A highway Map to struggle advances the research of geopolitics considerably and provides a fantastic instance of cumulative and leading edge learn from an interdisciplinary standpoint. (John O'Louglin) An surprisingly coherent set of essays. A street Map to struggle succeeds admirably in its function of explaining the position that territory performs within the conceptualization, escalation, recurrence, solution, and way forward for militarized clash. (Harvey Starr) Territorial issues are normally a basic part of foreign clash. historical past is replete with examples, from negotiations approximately disputed borders to overt struggle over components wealthy with common assets. certainly, the function of territorial matters in clash among states is essentially assumed. notwithstanding, there was little scholarship committed in particular to the the most important function of territoriality in overseas clash. A street Map to battle: Territorial Dimensions of foreign clash considers the function of territory within the initiation, evolution, escalation, and backbone of interstate clash and encompasses a lot of the state-of-the-art study within the quarter of geography and overseas clash. subject matters differ from an exam of overseas legislation in territorial conflicts to an empirical research of the equity of the Camp David accords, yet all of the essays tackle a coherent subject matter: that conflicts concerning an important territorial part are extra harmful than different disputes, yet with the excellent news that such conflicts may be resolved peacefully. students of foreign clash, peace examine, and geography will locate this e-book major for the learn and perform of diplomacy.

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Rather specific and ad hoc commitments seem to promote actual arbitration; this is likely because the commitment to arbitrate is directly tied to the territorial dispute in question. In addition to alliances or arbitration, multiple ways of securing the settlement of a territorial dispute exist. Yet a formal agreement or an apparently binding arbitration decision is not an automatic guarantee that conflict will not recur (Goertz and Diehl 1992b). What Page xviii is necessary is that the settlement continue to be acceptable to all parties, to be regarded as fair.

New York: Harper and Row. Diehl, Paul F. 1991. " International Interactions 17: 11-27. Goertz, Gary, and Paul F. Diehl. 1992a. " International Interactions 18: 151-163. 1992b. Territorial Changes and International Conflict. London: Routledge. Holsti, Kalevi J. 1991. Peace and War: Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989. : Cambridge University Press. Huth, Paul K. 1996. Standing Your Ground: Territorial Disputes and International Conflict. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Kacowicz, Arie.

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Vasquez, John. 1993. The War Puzzle. , and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. " Journal of Peace Research 32: 277-293. Page 1 PART I CONCEPTIONS OF TERRITORIAL IMPORTANCE Page 3 1 Real Spaces, Symbolic Spaces: Interrelated Notions of Territory in the Arab-Israeli Conflict David Newman The study of territorial conflict is usually associated with the concrete manifestations of territory as either a strategic or economic resource. Positional disputes concerning the location and course of international boundaries, particularly as they relate to the control of strategic areas, the presence of valuable natural resources, minerals, or water, and/or the presence of ethnonational minorities that promote irredentist policies, are the common causes of territorial conflict (Goertz and Diehl 1992; Coakley 1993).

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