A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International by Paul F. Diehl

By Paul F. Diehl

A highway Map to conflict advances the examine of geopolitics considerably and provides a superb instance of cumulative and leading edge learn from an interdisciplinary standpoint. (John O'Louglin) An surprisingly coherent set of essays. A street Map to battle succeeds admirably in its function of explaining the position that territory performs within the conceptualization, escalation, recurrence, answer, and way forward for militarized clash. (Harvey Starr) Territorial issues are as a rule a primary component to foreign clash. background is replete with examples, from negotiations approximately disputed borders to overt conflict over parts wealthy with normal assets. certainly, the position of territorial matters in clash among states is essentially assumed. even if, there was little scholarship dedicated in particular to the an important function of territoriality in foreign clash. A highway Map to struggle: Territorial Dimensions of overseas clash considers the function of territory within the initiation, evolution, escalation, and determination 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 deal with a coherent subject: that conflicts related to an important territorial part are extra harmful than different disputes, yet with the good news that such conflicts could be resolved peacefully. students of overseas clash, peace learn, and geography will locate this publication major for the research and perform of diplomacy.

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This form of reverential relationship between people and their perceived terrestrial home has been termed geopiety (Wright 1947; Tuan 1976). This assumes a sense of belonging to, and ownership of, homeland as an exclusive right emanating from a divine, or other supernatural, claim to territory. Judaism as a religion has a clear territorial focus, centering on the "Land of Israel" (Davies 1974; Hoffman 1986; Sicker 1992; Newman 1997a). The concept of an ancient homeland was maintained through a process of territorial socialization that penetrated many facets of religious and cultural behavior.

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In effect, Hensel implies that territorial conflict is more likely to evolve into an enduring rivalry (and Huth pinpoints when this occurs). These findings confirm the danger of territory-based conflict and are consistent with John Vasquez's (1993, 1995) formulations. Paul Senese extends the preceding analyses of the territorial dimensions of dispute behavior: he examines the same militarized disputes as did Hensel, but his analysis also has several unique elements. First, many of the contributors to this book analyze the impact that territorial issues have on state behavior, but Senese also considers geographical contiguity, an important element of many writings on geopolitics and conflict.

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