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Homelands: Shifting Borders and Territorial Disputes

Nadav G. Shelef


Why are some territorial partitions accepted as the appropriate borders of a nation's homeland, whereas in other places conflict continues despite or even because of division of territory? This book develops a theory of what homelands are that acknowledges both their importance in domestic and international politics and their change over time. These changes, the book argues, are driven by domestic political competition and help explain the variation in whether partitions resolve conflict. The book also provides systematic, comparable data about the homeland status of lost territory over time t ... More

Keywords: territorial partition, borders, homeland, international politics, domestic politics, lost territory, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453489
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadav G. Shelef, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison