12 May 2020

CALL FOR AUTHORS: Springer Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights

(Source: Springer)

We received a call for authors for articles in the Springer Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights. Interested persons should get in touch with Mr. Kevin W. Gray as soon as possible, and in any case before the end of June, at Here the call:


The aim of this encyclopedia is to bring together the expanding field of scholarship on “territorial rights” in a single tool for advanced researchers. The study of territorial rights has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. It combines the work of political scientists, philosophers, lawyers, geographers, demographers, scholars of war studies and many others. Until now, however, the literature on territorial rights has generally remained confined inside standard disciplines.

The goal of this new volume is to provide a reference tool for scholars working across traditional boundaries. Several hundred entries, researched by area experts with advanced knowledge of the scholarly literature, are written in language comprehensible to a wide academic audience. Each entry surveys typical concepts and terminology and offers an up-to-date synopsis of leading scholarship on one or more of the component disputes that surface when territorial rights are contested, such as cross-border migration, resource extraction, secessionism, state sovereignty, border-drawing, restorative justice. The most important conflicts about territorial rights in the world today are explored alongside some of history’s pertinent and informative disputes.

The volume is a comprehensive introduction to these issues for non-specialists and for advanced students who wish to be acquainted with this growing field of study. Its principal objective is to consolidate interdisciplinary knowledge about territorial rights in a research tool designed to facilitate advanced scholarship in this critical area for years to come.

For the international law section, Mr. Gray is looking in particular for individuals to write on the following cases:


Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)
PCIJ Cases

Minquiers and Ecrehos (France/United Kingdom)
Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Commission of the River Oder
Free Zones of Upper Savoy and the District of Gex

Bangladesh v. Myanmar (Judgment of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 14 March 2012)
Judgments and Awards in Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Barbados v. Trinidad and Tobago (Award of the Arbitral Tribunal, 11 April 2006)
Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Newfoundland and Labrador v. Nova Scotia
Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Canada v France
Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. French Republic (Decision of the ad hoc ‘Court of Arbitration’, 30 June 1977)
Maritime Boundary Delimitation Disputes, Bangladesh v. India
Dispute Concerning Coastal State Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait
Other Arbitrations and Issues

Dubai/Sharjah Boundary Arbitration of 1981
Sykes-Picot Agreement
Emergent Rights over Territory: The Finnish-Swedish Agreement
Impacts of the Canada/Denmark Boundary Treaty
Impacts of the Lapp Codicil to Strömstad Treaty
Land Acquisition and Transfer in the Polish-Soviet Territory Exchange
Treaty of Wanghia
Treaty of Paris of 1898
Pikney's Treaty/Treaty of Madrid
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Gadsden Purchase
Florida Purchase
Treaty of Kanagawa
Treaty of Ghent
Oregon Boundary Treaty
Peace of Utrecht
Locarno Treaties
Treaty of Sèvres

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