She applied the “Page 99 Test” to her new book, A Political Theory of Territory, and reported the following:
Page 99 is not fully representative – it’s a critique of someone else’s account of territory. To be more a more representative page, it would have to articulate my own theory of territory. My theory argues that the right-holding agent (the holder of rights over territory) is the people, and the state is the mechanism by which the people are self-determining. I justify the idea of territory or having territorial rights in terms of the moral value of self-determination.Learn more about A Political Theory of Territory at the Oxford University Press website.
The book argues in favour of a world divided up in territorial units, as I understand them, both against people who are against territory, and against people who hold a different theory of territory. I apply that theory to a range of problems linked to territory, all of which are now dealt with in an ad hoc way: disputes over natural resources, disputes over boundaries, unoccupied islands, the ocean, the Arctic, and disputes rooted in historic injustice with regard to land; and secessionist conflicts.