Self-Determination and Resource Rights: In Defence of Territorial Jurisdiction Over Natural Resources

  title={Self-Determination and Resource Rights: In Defence of Territorial Jurisdiction Over Natural Resources},
  author={A. Banai},
  journal={Res Publica},
  • A. Banai
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Res Publica
Is territorial jurisdiction over natural resources justified? This paper argues that a freedom-based account of self-determination coupled with ‘functionalist’ justifications of territorial right support territorial jurisdiction over natural resources. This justification simultaneously gives rise to limits on the permissible exercise of the right: the principles of reciprocity and generality, and of equal freedom. This ‘reciprocal’ view on territorial jurisdiction over natural resources… Expand
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