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Global Justice and Territory

Cara Nine

Abstract

Historical injustice and global inequality are basic problems embedded in territorial rights. We ask questions such as: How can the descendants of colonists claim territory that isn’t really ‘theirs’? Are the immense, exclusive oil claims of Canada or Saudi Arabia justified in the face of severe global poverty? Wouldn’t the world be more just if rights over natural resources were shared with the world’s poorest? These concerns are central to territorial rights theory and at the same time they are relatively unexplored. In fact, while there is a sizeable debate focused on particular territorial ... More

Keywords: territorial rights, global justice, resource rights, ecological migration, self-determination, Lockean theory, universal basic needs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580217.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cara Nine, author
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University College Cork