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States, Nations and Borders
The Ethics of Making Boundaries

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Allen Buchanan, Margaret Moore, Menachem Lorberbaum, Daniel Statman, Daniel Bell, L. H. M. Ling, Anthony Pagden, Reverend Oliver O'Donovan, Richard Tuck, John Finnis, Sohail H. Hashmi, Khaled Abou El Fadl, David Miller, Andrew Hurrell, Benedict Kingsbury, Margaret Moore
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  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521819718

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  • This volume examines comparatively the views and principles of seven prominent ethical traditions on the issue of the making of state and national boundaries. The traditions represented are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, natural law, Confucianism, liberalism and international law. Each contributor is an expert within one of these traditions and demonstrates how that tradition can handle the five dominant methods of altering state and national boundaries: conquest, settlement, purchase, inheritance and secession. Readers range from upper-level undergraduates to scholars in philosophy, political science, international relations and comparative religion.

    • Unique perspective on an issue of great interest to political theorists - the ethical foundations for the establishment of states, nations and borders
    • Rigorous examination of conquest, settlement, purchase, inheritance and secession
    • Unique comparative perspective from seven prominent ethical traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, natural law, Confucianism, liberalism and international law
    • High-profile contributors
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    "The editors have drawn together seven different traditions--Jewish, Confucian, Christian, Islamic, natural law, liberal, and international law--which offer various conceptualizations of boundary making and unmaking.... [This volume's real value lies in its ability to bring these traditions in the main discourse on these questions, thus offering readers intriguing new perspectives.... Highly recommended." Choice traditions into the main discourse on these q

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    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521819718
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.658kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Allen Buchanan and Margaret Moore
    Part I. The Jewish Tradition:
    2. Making and unmaking the boundaries of the Holy Land Menachem Lorberbaum
    3. Man-made boundaries and man-made holiness in the Jewish tradition Daniel Statman
    Part II. The Confucian Tradition:
    4. The making and unmaking of boundaries: a contemporary Confucian perspective Daniel Bell
    5. Borders of our minds: territories, boundaries, and power in the Confucian tradition L. H. M. Ling
    Part III. The Christian Tradition:
    6. The Christian tradition Anthony Pagden
    7. Christianity and territorial right Reverend Oliver O'Donovan
    Part IV. The Natural Law Tradition:
    8. The making and unmaking of boundaries from the Natural Law perspective Richard Tuck
    9. Natural Law and the re-making of boundaries John Finnis
    Part V. The Islamic Tradition:
    10. Political boundaries and moral communities: an Islamic perspective Sohail H. Hashmi
    11. The unbounded law of God and territorial boundaries Khaled Abou El Fadl
    Part VI. The Liberal Tradition:
    12. The making and unmaking of boundaries: what liberalism has to say Allen Buchanan
    13. Liberalism and boundaries: a response to Allen Buchanan David Miller
    Part VI. The International Law Tradition:
    14. The making and unmaking of boundaries: international law Andrew Hurrell
    15. People and boundaries: an internationalized public law approach Benedict Kingsbury
    Part VIII. Conclusion:
    16. Overview Margaret Moore.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Political Boundaries: Contested Borders in International Politics
    • Secession, Civil War, and the Modern State
  • Editors

    Allen Buchanan, Duke University, North Carolina

    Margaret Moore, Queen's University, Ontario

    Contributors

    Allen Buchanan, Margaret Moore, Menachem Lorberbaum, Daniel Statman, Daniel Bell, L. H. M. Ling, Anthony Pagden, Reverend Oliver O'Donovan, Richard Tuck, John Finnis, Sohail H. Hashmi, Khaled Abou El Fadl, David Miller, Andrew Hurrell, Benedict Kingsbury, Margaret Moore

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