The Territorial Integrity Norm: International Boundaries and the Use of Force

  title={The Territorial Integrity Norm: International Boundaries and the Use of Force},
  author={M. Zacher},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={215 - 250}
  • M. Zacher
  • Published 2001
  • Economics
  • International Organization
Scholars and observers of the international system often comment on the decreasing importance of international boundaries as a result of the growth of international economic and social exchanges, economic liberalization, and international regimes. They generally fail to note, however, that coercive territorial revisionism has markedly declined over the past half century—a phenomenon that indicates that in certain ways states attach greater importance to boundaries in our present era. In this… Expand
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