"Despite being proven ineffective as a coercive tool or deterrent, the international community has actively withheld recognition in numerous instances of territorial conquest since the 1930s. This book systematically analyses twenty-one case studies (including the Manchurian Crisis, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and Russia's annexation of Crimea) to explore why so many states have adopted a policy of nonrecognition of the spoils of war. By drawing on historical sources including recently declassified archival documents, the book evaluates states' decision-making and develops an innovative theory for nonrecognition as a symbolic sanction aimed at reproducing common knowledge of the rules of international behaviour"--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-221) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Rule maintenance : the logic of symbolic sanctions The Manchurian crisis The Abyssinian crisis Turkey, Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The independence of Bangladesh The uncertain fruits of victory : variation in nonrecognition.
KZ4041 .O43 2018
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press,