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Call for Submissions: Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights

Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights


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.  

Deadline for Articles

Submissions should be received by the end of September 2020.

Send email of interest to Dr. Kevin W. Gray.  See contact information below.


“International Law”  

Dr. Kevin W. Gray


Osgoode Hall Law School (CANADA)


Laura Lo Coco


Hertfordshire Law School

Hatfield (UK)

“Indigenous Territories”  

Dr. Lavonna L. Lovern


Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia (USA)

“Concepts of Territorial Rights”

Dr. Nick C. Sagos


Seneca College

Toronto (CANADA)