Introduction; 1. Everything you always wanted to know about taking other people's land (but were afraid to ask); 2. Land and territory in political theory; 3. Groundwork; 4. Plenitude; 5. Territorial disputes; 6. Implementation.
Review of the hardback: 'Avery Kolers has written a terrific book on the idea of land and territory in political disputes. This is an incredibly important subject that has been largely ignored in political philosophy and legal theory. Kolers' book is the best writing of its kind: plausibly argued, lucidly written, and richly informed with empirical material. I learned an enormous amount and so will others interested in international justice.' Larry May, Washington University in St. Louis; Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and Canberra and author of Aggression and Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes and Just War and Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account 'There is no doubt ... that [Kolers] has opened up a new and interesting avenue through which to explore the pressing subject of territorial rights. Most importantly, [he] well and truly puts territory on the map for contemporary political philosophers, and his book should be read by all those who wish to gain a greater understanding of a critical area of study.' Ethics