Border Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
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  • ISBN-10: 1610690249
  • ISBN-13: 9781610690249
  • DDC: 341.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1191 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Border disputes are a common source of political instability and military conflict around the globe, both in the present day and throughout history. Border Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia will serve as an invaluable resource for students studying social studies, political science, human geography, or related subjects. Each volume of this expansive encyclopedia begins with an accessible introduction to the type of dispute to be discussed, identifying the conflict as territorial (Volume 1), positional (Volume 2), or functional (Volume 3). Following the background essay in each volume are comprehensive case study entries on specific international conflicts, examining the disputed area, the reasons for the dispute, and cultural, political, historical, and legal issues relating to the dispute. The third volume will also provide primary documents of legal rulings and important resolutions of various disputes, as well as profiles of key organizations relating to border studies and specific border dispute commissions.



  • Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
List of Disputes by World Region.
List of Primary Document Excerpts.
Introduction to Volume I: Territorial Disputes.
1: Afghanistan-Pakistan: Pashtun.
2: Argentina-Great Britain: Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas.
3: Argentina-Great Britain: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
4: Belize-Guatemala.
5: Bolivia-Chile-Peru: Sea Access.
6: Botswana-Namibia: The Caprivi Strip and Kasikili/Sedudu.
7: Cambodia-Thailand: Preah Vihear Temple.
8: Chad-Libya: The Aouzou Strip.
9: China-Russia.
10: Colombia-Venezuela: Coquivacoa.
11: Cuba-United States: Guantánamo Bay.
12: Cyprus: The Green Line Buffer Zone.
13: Denmark-Norway: Eastern Greenland.
14: Djibouti-Eritrea: Doumeira.
15: Dominican Republic-Haiti.
16: East Timor-Indonesia: Oecusse District.
17: Egypt-Israel.
18: Eritrea-Ethiopia.
19: Finland-Russia: Karelia.
20: France-Madagascar: The Scattered Islands of the Mozambique Channel.
21: French Guiana-Guyana-Suriname.
22: Guatemala-Mexico: Chiapas and Soconusco.
23: India-Pakistan: Kashmir.
24: Indonesia-Malaysia: Ambalat.
25: Israel-Jerusalem-Palestine.
26: Israel-Jordan.
27: Israel-Lebanon.
28: Israel-Syria.
29: Japan-Russia: Northern Territories/ Southern Kuriles.
30: Japan-South Korea: Liancourt Rocks.
31: Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan.
32: Kenya-Somalia: The Northern Frontier District.
33: Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan: Ferghana Valley.
34: Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan: The Sokh Enclave.
35: Lebanon-Syria.
36: Mexico-United States: The Chamizal Borderline.
37: Morocco-Spain: Ceuta and Melilla.
38: Morocco-Western Sahara: The Polisario Front.
39: Norway-Russia: The Barents Sea.
40: Portugal-Spain: Olivença.
41: Russia-Ukraine: The Tuzla Sand Bar.
42: South Sudan-Sudan.
43: Switzerland: Jura-Bern Cantons.
44: Syria-Turkey.