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    Occupancy rights: life planners and the Navajos
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (6): 757-764. 2020.
  •  31
    The Moral Value of Collective Self‐Determination and the Ethics of Secession
    Journal of Social Philosophy 50 (4): 620-641. 2019.
    Journal of Social Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  4
    The Ethics of Secession and a Normative Theory of Nationalism
    Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 13 (2): 225-251. 2000.
    The three major normative theories of secession are just-cause theories, choice theories, and national self-determination theories. Just-cause and choice theories are problematic because they view secession in terms of the application of liberal theories of justice or a liberal principle of autonomy, without regard for the dynamics of nationalist mobilitization and national politics. National self-determination theories can be supported by a collective autonomy argument. This is related to a par…Read more
  •  64
    The Ethics of Nationalism
    Oxford University Press. 2001.
    The Ethics of Nationalism blends philosophical discussion of the ethical merits and limits of nationalism with a detailed understanding of nationalist aspirations and a variety of national conflict zones. The author discusses the controversial and contemporary issues of rights of secession, the policies of the state in privileging a particular national group, the kinds of accommodations of minority national, and multi cultural identity groups that are justifiable and appropriate.
  •  5
    National Self-Determination and Secession (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 1998.
    In recent years numerous multi-national states have disintegrated along national lines, and today many more continue to witness bitter secessionist struggles. This ambitious study brings together for the first time a series of original essays on the ethics of secession. A host of leading figures explore key issues in this important debate, including, what is `a people' and what gives them a right to secede? And is national self-determination consistent with liberal and democratic principles or i…Read more
  •  27
    A “reasonable” immigration policy
    The European Legacy 1 (2): 520-525. 1996.
    (1996). A “reasonable” immigration policy. The European Legacy: Vol. 1, Fourth International Conference of the International Society for the study of European Ideas, pp. 520-525
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    Cosmopolitanism and Political Communities
    Social Theory and Practice 32 (4): 627-658. 2006.
  •  5
    States, Nations and Borders: The Ethics of Making Boundaries (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2003.
    This volume examines comparatively the views and principles of seven prominent ethical traditions on one of the most pressing issues of modern politics - the making and unmaking of state and national boundaries. The traditions represented are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, natural law, Confucianism, liberalism and international law. Each contributor, an expert within one of these traditions, shows how that tradition can handle the five dominant methods of altering state and national boundaries: c…Read more
  •  57
    Research Articles Michael S. Moore, Social Philosophy and Policy, FirstView Article
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    A Political Theory of Territory: an overview
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (6): 770-773. 2018.
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    Reply to critics
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (6): 806-817. 2018.
  •  7
    A Précis of A Political Theory of Territory
    Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche. forthcoming.
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    Cosmopolitanism and Making Room (or Not) for Special Duties
    with Patti Tamara Lenard
    The Monist 94 (4): 615-627. 2011.
  •  41
    On Rights to Land, Expulsions, and Corrective Justice
    Ethics and International Affairs 27 (4): 429-447. 2013.
    This article examines the nature of the wrongs that are inflicted on individuals and groups who have been expelled from the land that they previously occupied, and asks what they might consequently be owed as a matter of corrective justice. I argue that there are three sorts of potential wrongs involved in such expulsions: being deprived of the moral right of occupancy; being denied collective self-determination; and having one's property rights violated. Although analytically distinct, all of t…Read more
  •  14
    Contested Land and Chandhoke's Kashmir
    Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 4 (1). 2014.
  •  50
    The Taking of Territory and the Wrongs of Colonialism
    Journal of Political Philosophy 27 (1): 87-106. 2019.
  •  29
    Place-related attachments and global distributive justice
    Journal of Global Ethics 9 (2). 2013.
    This paper is interested in place-related attachments. It discusses the way in which territory or land is treated in theories of global distributive justice, and argues that this fails to capture the normatively significant relationship between peoples and places. This paper argues that any adequate theory of justice in territory has to begin by recognizing that territory is a claimant-relative good, and that this should be an important point of departure for theorizing about land and justice. N…Read more
  •  27
    In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Wiley-blackwell. 2013.
  •  132
    Is Patriotism an Associative Duty?
    The Journal of Ethics 13 (4): 383-399. 2009.
    Associative duties—duties inherent to some of our relationships—are most commonly discussed in terms of intimate associations such as of families, friends, or lovers. In this essay I ask whether impersonal associations such as state or nation can also give rise to genuinely associative duties, i.e., duties of patriotism or nationalism. I distinguish between the two in terms of their objects: the object of patriotism is an institutionalized political community, whereas the object of nationalism i…Read more
  •  102
    Justice and Colonialism
    Philosophy Compass 11 (8): 447-461. 2016.
    This paper examines the relationship between justice and colonialism. It defines colonialism; examines the kind of injustice that colonialism involved; and the possibility of corrective justice.
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    The current statist order assumes that states have a right to make rules involving the transfer and/or extraction of natural resources within the territory. Cosmopolitan theories of global justice have questioned whether the state is justified in its control over natural resources, typically by pointing out that having resources is a matter of good luck, and this unfairness should be addressed. This paper argues that self-determination does generate a right over resources, which others should no…Read more
  •  26
    Justice et théories contestées du territoire
    Philosophiques 39 (2): 339. 2012.
    Les questions de justice soulevées par la possession du territoire sont nombreuses. Qui a droit à quoi ? La distribution est-elle équitable ? Quels sont les droits censés découler d’un droit au territoire ? Et il y en a bien d’autres. Le présent article met en évidence que ces questions de justice sont abordées sous une perspective plutôt différente selon la conception que l’on se fait du territoire. Il existe à ce dernier égard deux courants dominants : le premier, souvent identifié à Locke, vo…Read more
  •  34
    Beyond the cultural argument for liberal nationalism
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 2 (3): 26-47. 1999.
    The nation is usually taken to be an expression, and ?nationalism? a defence, of culture. But we may have sanguinary national conflict (as in Northern Ireland or the former Yugoslavia) where cultural difference is small; and we may have minimal conflict (as in Switzerland or Belgium) where cultural difference is great. This essay proposes a shift, away from seeing nations as grounded in culture, to seeing them as grounded in ?identity? ? often forged by historical forces having nothing to do wit…Read more
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    Global justice, climate change and Miller’s theory of responsibility
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (4): 501-517. 2008.