Territorial Integrity in a Globalizing World

International Law and States’ Quest for Survival

Authors: El Ouali, Abdelhamid

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This book offers a comprehensive, highly informative and interdisciplinary study on territorial integrity and the challenges globalization, self-determination and external interventions present. This study aims at not only to fill an epistemological gap in this regard, but also answer the question of whether International Law is adequately equipped to help states address these challenges. The author argues that the biggest threat that many states are confronted with today is their disintegration rather than their obsolescence, and that International Law has not often been able to prevent that eventuality. In fact, states, when they were not destroyed by war, managed to survive, thanks to the flexibility of territoriality, i.e. their ability to adjust to difficult situations as they arose. It is this understanding of adaptation that urges an increasing number of states today to revive territorial autonomy and restore an original understanding of self-determination in which democracy is a pivotal factor in establishing congruence between the states and their nations. While this move is endorsed by International Law, it is not the case for globalization; for their own sake, proponents of globalization should recognize that the states are irreplaceable as long as they remain the sole providers of protection for their peoples.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The State’s Sovereign Right to Existence

    Ouali, Abdelhamid El

    Pages 5-48

  • The State’s Ability to Ensure Its Own Survival

    Ouali, Abdelhamid El

    Pages 49-109

  • The Ambiguous Protection of State Territory

    Ouali, Abdelhamid El

    Pages 113-166

  • The Weakening of States’ Territorial Sovereignty

    Ouali, Abdelhamid El

    Pages 167-238

  • The Self-Determination Classical Paradigm: Making Peripheral States Disintegrate

    Ouali, Abdelhamid El

    Pages 241-301

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Territorial Integrity in a Globalizing World
Book Subtitle
International Law and States’ Quest for Survival
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22869-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22869-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22868-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44770-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 392
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