Keyword: state theory

The Distinction Between State and Government

Edward Heath Robinson The Geography Compass 2013 7(8): pp. 556-566 Link to Full Text The terms “state” and “government” are often used interchangeably in political discourse, but they can also refer to very different entities. In political geography, a distinction between the two is often not made, or made weakly. Thus, this article reviews how […]

Reexamining Fiat, Bona Fide and Force Dynamic Boundaries for Geopolitical Entities and their Placement in DOLCE

Edward Heath Robinson Applied Ontology 2012 7: pp. 93–108 Link to Full Text The purpose of this article is to reexamine the ontology of geopolitical boundaries so that they can be better represented in ontologies designed for the semantic web. Previous work on this subject has divided geopolitical boundaries into fiat, bona fide, and force […]

The Involuntary Extinction of States: An Examination of the Destruction of States though the Application of Military Force by Foreign Powers since the Second World War

Edward Heath Robinson The Journal of Military Geography 2011 1: pp. 17–29 Link to Full Text Political theorists often consider how states are created, but how they come to be extinguished is considered far less often. The purpose of this paper is to examine under what circumstances a state can be extinguished through the application of […]