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A street Map to battle advances the learn of geopolitics considerably and provides a fantastic instance of cumulative and leading edge learn from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. (John O'Louglin) An surprisingly coherent set of essays. A highway Map to struggle succeeds admirably in its goal of explaining the position that territory performs within the conceptualization, escalation, recurrence, answer, and way forward for militarized clash. (Harvey Starr) Territorial matters are as a rule a basic portion of overseas clash. historical past is replete with examples, from negotiations approximately disputed borders to overt conflict over parts wealthy with usual assets. certainly, the position of territorial concerns in clash among states is essentially assumed. although, there was little scholarship committed in particular to the an important position of territoriality in overseas clash. A highway Map to conflict: Territorial Dimensions of overseas clash considers the function of territory within the initiation, evolution, escalation, and backbone of interstate clash and encompasses a lot of the state-of-the-art learn within the zone of geography and overseas clash. issues fluctuate from an exam of overseas legislations in territorial conflicts to an empirical research of the equity of the Camp David accords, yet the entire essays handle a coherent topic: that conflicts concerning an important territorial part are extra risky than different disputes, yet with the excellent news that such conflicts could be resolved peacefully. students of overseas clash, peace study, and geography will locate this ebook major for the research and perform of diplomacy.

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This is particularly the case with respect to the Bedouin communities in the Negev region, which now compete for land with the state (Falah 1983; Meir 1997). The "greening of the land" and the "blooming of the desert'' is not just part of the Zionist "return to the land and agricultural roots" but is also a means through which land is brought under control. The designation and enclosure of land for agricultural cultivation or as pasturelands, like the planting or uprooting of trees and orchards, are seen by both sides as a political act that either strengthens or weakens the attachment to, and control of, a piece of land by either one of the conflict participants and that can result in violence (Cohen 1993).

Page 5 With rare exceptions, groups that desire to retain control over territory for symbolic and historic reasons use some form of strategic and/or resource discourse as a means of backing up their claim by recourse to concrete arguments that are meaningful to a larger sector of the national population. While the symbolic aspects of territorial attachment, discussed below, often provide the basis for territorial rhetoric, conflict and conflict resolution are more focused on these empirical and concrete aspects of territory.

1'2--dc21 98-40129 CIP Manufactured in the United States of America Page v CONTENTS Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Territory and International Conflict: An Overview Paul F. Diehl viii Part I. Conceptions of Territorial Importance 1. Real Spaces, Symbolic Spaces: Interrelated Notions of Territory in the Arab-Israeli Conflict David Newman 3 Part II. The Origins of Territorial Conflict 2. Enduring Rivalries and Territorial Disputes, 1950-1990 Paul K. Huth 37 3. Border Configuration and Conflict: Geographical Compactness as a Territorial Ambition of States John P.

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