By Paul F. Diehl
A street Map to warfare advances the learn of geopolitics considerably and gives a best suited instance of cumulative and leading edge examine from an interdisciplinary standpoint. (John O'Louglin) An surprisingly coherent set of essays. A street Map to battle succeeds admirably in its objective of explaining the position that territory performs within the conceptualization, escalation, recurrence, answer, and way forward for militarized clash. (Harvey Starr) Territorial matters are ordinarily a primary part of overseas clash. heritage 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 basically assumed. even if, there was little scholarship committed in particular to the an important function of territoriality in foreign clash. A highway Map to warfare: Territorial Dimensions of overseas 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 learn within the region of geography and overseas clash. themes 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 handle a coherent subject matter: that conflicts regarding an important territorial part are extra risky than different disputes, yet with the excellent news that such conflicts will be resolved peacefully. students of foreign clash, peace study, and geography will locate this ebook major for the research and perform of diplomacy.
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Page 5 With rare exceptions, groups that desire to retain control over territory for symbolic and historic reasons use some form of strategic and/or resource discourse as a means of backing up their claim by recourse to concrete arguments that are meaningful to a larger sector of the national population. While the symbolic aspects of territorial attachment, discussed below, often provide the basis for territorial rhetoric, conflict and conflict resolution are more focused on these empirical and concrete aspects of territory.
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