Mark Zacher on territorial integrity

I mentioned Mark Zacher’s article on the norm of territorial integrity in class tonight.  You can access a copy here via the Vic library’s subscription to the journal International Organization.  You can find more of Zacher’s work (including papers dealing with the challenges of addressing environmental and public health issues) using Google Scholar.  (We’ll look at GS and some of these databases and resources in class next week.) The Zacher argument has been picked up by a lot of scholars and considered in the context of recent civil wars (including both about secessionist and non-secessionist).  One example is Miki Fabry’s paper on how the territorial integrity norm fared in the war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.  Finally, as promised, I have also upgraded you all to ‘editor’ status on the blog, which means you can (among other things) approve your own comments. Hopefully this means things will get up more quickly and provoke a response from others.  If you get time to read the Zacher piece, let me know what you think.

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