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Territorial Rights and Territorial Justice

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[New Entry by Margaret Moore on March 24, 2020.] Political philosophy has witnessed a recent surge of interest in territorial rights - what they are, who holds them, what justifies them - as well as in a broader theory of territorial justice, which situates said rights in an account of distributive justice, thereby addressing the scope of the rights. This interest is hardly surprising. The state is not simply a membership organization: it exercises authority over a geographical domain and this naturally gives rise to questions about how state authority over place can be...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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