As you may all know, I have been researching and writing about TERRITORIAL DISPUTES for a number of years.
I am currently working on a new monograph at the request of a global publisher (to be published in 2020). Some of the chapters will be dedicated to current TERRITORIAL DISPUTES. I am including several case studies.
Chapter 6 will be about “Territorial Disputes in the Americas.” I would be most grateful if you could let me know which TERRITORIAL DISPUTES in the Americas you would want me to consider. So far, I have:
- Falkland/Malvinas Islands
- Mexico – United States Border
- Guantanamo Bay
- San Andres and Providence Archipelago
- The Caribbean
- Indigenous People
For your information, a brief introduction to chapter 6:
This chapter introduces and explores controversial cases in the Americas. From ongoing situations like the Mexico – United States borders and the Falkland/Malvinas islands to those that are now resolved in law but still present controversy such as the San Andres and Providencia, the Americas include territorial issues deeply rooted in people’s perceptions, needs and the past.
The analysis will show how territorial disputes have a multi-faceted and multi-layered nature that include law, politics, nationalism, national identity, natural resources, prestige, and many other elements and issues at stake that have to do with their domestic, regional and international dimensions. Moreover, the chapter explores an often-overlooked component is central to the Americas and several territorial disputes across the continent, that is the right of indigenous peoples versus the European “right-peopling” that still generates debates relevant to the ongoing nature of some of these differences.
The differences between Peru and Ecuador, Colombia and Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Mexico and United States, and some others will demonstrate that most of the territorial disputes in the Americas date back to colonial times and the way in which the former colonial powers divided the “territory” that was once sociologically integrated. These differences show too that although the claiming parties achieve a settlement, domestic, regional and international issues at stake may still turn the situation volatile and regional guarantors are key in peacekeeping.
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Many thanks for your help with this!
Note: I will be posting similar requests in relation to Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania.
Thursday 18th June 2019
Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez