Territory and Self-Determination


WHEN February 19, 2024
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

In this talk, the speaker discusses the often overlooked significance of territory—the geographical domain of the modern state—in political theory, political science, international law, and international relations. While traditional discussions emphasize the rights and duties between states and citizens, the concept of territory remains underexplored. Many global conflicts revolve around territorial disputes, including issues of borders, belonging, secession, and annexation. This talk aims to explore the fundamental questions surrounding territory, evaluate existing territorial theories and their shortcomings, and consider the legitimacy of claims over territory.

  • Margaret Moore, Professor of Political Studies and Philosophy, Queen's University

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