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Peaceful Territorial Change

Arie Marcelo Kacowicz

Why some boundary disputes end in bloodshed and others don't

As national boundaries shift in the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia and in the Middle East, achieving territorial alteration through peaceful means remains an important yet largely neglected goal of the international community. In Peaceful Territorial Change Arie Marcelo Kacowicz builds on insights set forth in E. H. Carr's The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919–1939 to offer a framework that addresses this timely issue. He presents a definitive assessment of the conditions, processes, and mechanisms that allow territorial change to occur without warfare of severe economic disruption.

The volume features four contemporary case studies: the Second Kashmir War, the Falklands/Malvinas War, the Panama Canal Treaties, and the Camp David Agreement.

Arie Marcelo Kacowicz is a lecturer in international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



book jacket for Peaceful Territorial Change


6 x 9
390 pages
ISBN 978-0-87249-989-8
cloth, $49.95s


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