Political philosophy has recently seen an increased interest in the long-neglected question of territorial rights. The burgeoning literature on territorial rights reveals that the normative issues surrounding territory are numerous and complex. These issues include: the justification of territorial rights, annexation, colonialism, decolonization, boundary drawing, sinking islands, ecological refugees, historical injustice, immigration, indigenous land claims, intervention, natural resources, seas, oceans, the Arctic, Antarctica, secession, and self-determination.
This conference aims to explore new directions and challenges in both the conceptual and the applied dimensions of territory and territorial rights by bringing together specialists from a range of disciplines: political theory, philosophy, law, public affairs, and international relations.
This website also aims to provide a research platform with relevant resources for the study of territory and territorial rights: bibliographies, news articles, podcasts, and videos.