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International Frontiers and Boundaries: Law, Politics & Geography

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ISBN13: 9789004167858
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £181.00



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International frontiers and boundaries separate land, rivers and lakes subject to different sovereignties. Frontiers are zones of varying widths and they were common many centuries ago. By 1900 frontiers had almost disappeared and had been replaced by boundaries that are lines. The divisive nature of frontiers and boundaries has formed the focus of inter-disciplinary studies by economists, geographers, historians, lawyers and political scientists. Scholars from these disciplines have produced a rich literature dealing with frontiers and boundaries. The authors surveyed this extensive literature and the introduction reveals the themes which have attracted most attention.

Following the introduction the book falls into three sections. The first section deals systematically with frontiers, boundary evolution and boundary disputes. The second section considers aspects of international law related to boundaries. It includes chapters dealing with international law and territorial boundaries, maps as evidence of international boundaries and river boundaries and international law. The third section consists of seven regional chapters that examine the evolution of boundaries in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, islands off Southeast Asia and Antarctica.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
1. Introduction
2. Frontiers
3. The evolution of international boundaries
4. International boundary disputes
5. International Law and Territorial Boundaries
6. Maps as Evidence of Territorial Frontiers
7. River Boundaries and International Law
8. The Americas
9. The Middle East
10. Africa
11. Asia
12. Europe
13. Land boundaries on islands off Southeast Asia
14. Antarctica
Annexes
Illustrations
Bibliograpy
Legal Materials
Table of Cases
Table of International legal instruments
Name index
Subject index