Conflict Management in Land, River, and Maritime Claims

  title={Conflict Management in Land, River, and Maritime Claims},
  author={Andrew P. Owsiak and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell},
  journal={Political Science Research and Methods},
  pages={43 - 61}
Why do disputants favor some conflict management strategies when managing certain territorial claim types—land, river, or maritime—but not others? We propose that state interests—defined via claim characteristics and interdependence—and transaction costs (i.e., the challenges associated with aggregating state preferences over outcomes) differ across claim types. These differences then incentivize states to cede varying levels of control over claim management, ultimately encouraging them to… 

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