The Geopolitics of Islands: Sovereignty Disputes and Resource Rivalry by Richard Schofield (Hardback)
The geopolitics of islands are fascinating and disputes over them tend to bring out the worst in states.
The geopolitics of islands are fascinating and disputes over them tend to bring out the worst in states. As incentives for claiming islands increase, and fears over rising sea levels in some regions have become manifest, so the intensity and complexity of the disputes have increased. That the international community has never been able to arrive at a clear consensus of what defines an island has further confused matters. Richard Schofield, international authority on borders and boundaries, here provides a major study of island sovereignty disputes. In so doing he brings a much needed multidisciplinary approach to bear, combining insights from geography, history, law and politics.
About the Author: Richard Schofield is Senior Lecturer in Boundary Studies, Department of Geography, King's College London. He has written extensively on boundaries and territorial questions, especially as they pertain to the Middle East. He has served as adviser in many boundary cases. His previous books include Arabian Boundaries (2009) and he is co-author (with Carl Grundy-Warr and Clive Schofield) of Contested Border Geographies (I.B.Tauris, forthcoming).
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