Synopses & Reviews
This volume examines comparatively the views and principles of seven prominent ethical traditions on the issue of the making of state and national boundaries. The traditions represented are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, natural law, Confucianism, liberalism and international law. Each contributor is an expert within one of these traditions and demonstrates how that tradition can handle the five dominant methods of altering state and national boundaries: conquest, settlement, purchase, inheritance and secession. Readers range from upper-level undergraduates to scholars in philosophy, political science, international relations and comparative religion.
"The editors have drawn together seven different traditions--Jewish, Confucian, Christian, Islamic, natural law, liberal, and international law--which offer various conceptualizations of boundary making and unmaking.... [This volume's real value lies in its ability to bring these traditions in the main discourse on these questions, thus offering readers intriguing new perspectives.... Highly recommended." Choice traditions into the main discourse on these q
Examines the views of seven prominent ethical traditions on the making and unmaking of boundaries.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Allen Buchanan and Margaret Moore; Part I. The Jewish Tradition: 2. Making and unmaking the boundaries of the Holy Land Menachem Lorberbaum; 3. Man-made boundaries and man-made holiness in the Jewish tradition Daniel Statman; Part II. The Confucian Tradition: 4. The making and unmaking of boundaries: a contemporary Confucian perspective Daniel Bell; 5. Borders of our minds: territories, boundaries, and power in the Confucian tradition L. H. M. Ling; Part III. The Christian Tradition: 6. The Christian tradition Anthony Pagden; 7. Christianity and territorial right Reverend Oliver O'Donovan; Part IV. The Natural Law Tradition: 8. The making and unmaking of boundaries from the Natural Law perspective Richard Tuck; 9. Natural Law and the re-making of boundaries John Finnis; Part V. The Islamic Tradition: 10. Political boundaries and moral communities: an Islamic perspective Sohail H. Hashmi; 11. The unbounded law of God and territorial boundaries Khaled Abou El Fadl; Part VI. The Liberal Tradition: 12. The making and unmaking of boundaries: what liberalism has to say Allen Buchanan; 13. Liberalism and boundaries: a response to Allen Buchanan David Miller; Part VI. The International Law Tradition: 14. The making and unmaking of boundaries: international law Andrew Hurrell; 15. People and boundaries: an internationalized public law approach Benedict Kingsbury; Part VIII. Conclusion: 16. Overview Margaret Moore.