International Boundaries as a Planetary Institution

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780199262014
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601033 | DOI:
 International Boundaries as a Planetary Institution

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This chapter examines concept of international boundaries. It considers the character and modus operandi of international boundaries, how these are determined and changed, and the justification for the current practice of endorsing inherited and existing borders. It discusses the current international norm of uti possidetis juris, which in a nutshell, states that ethnonationality or any other sociological definition of collective self is not by itself a valid basis for claiming self-determination.

Keywords: international boundaries; borders; international relations

Chapter.  9400 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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