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A Political Theory of Territory wins 2017 CPA Book Prize

Margaret Moore's A Political Theory of Territory has been awarded the Canadian Philosophical Association's Biennial Book Prize. The Prize is awarded to manuscripts which makes a significant contribution to philosophical research. Three prizes are awarded every two years in order to showcase the important philosophical research and contributions to the field by Canadian scholars.This year, the prizes were sponsored by The Cambridge University Press and Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

From the CPA-ACP Website

Our world is currently divided into territorial states that resist all attempts to change their borders. But what entitles a state, or the people it represents, to assume monopoly control over a particular piece of the Earth’s surface? Why are they allowed to prevent others from entering? What if two or more states, or two or more groups of people, claim the same piece of land?

Political philosophy, which has had a great deal to say about the relationship between state and citizen, has largely ignored these questions about territory. This book provides answers.

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