Escaping From The Past? The Falkland Islands in the Twenty-First Century

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    This paper discusses the competing claims for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, which led to a war in 1982 between the United Kingdom and Argentina, which given that it was over competing claims for sovereignty over a non-independent territory seemed to be redolent of the nineteenth rather than the late-twentieth century. Post-war developments are outlined whilst the paper considers whether or not the Falkland Islands can ever escape from the Conflict, now more than thirty years ago.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRefereed Papers from ISIC 8 — Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
    EditorsHenry Johnson, Heather Sparling
    PublisherSmall Island Cultures Research Initiative
    Pages35-41
    Number of pages7
    Volume8
    Publication statusPublished - 04 Jan 2013
    EventThe 8th International Small Island Cultures Conference - Cape Breton, Canada
    Duration: 06 Jun 201209 Jun 2012

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    ConferenceThe 8th International Small Island Cultures Conference
    CountryCanada
    CityCape Breton
    Period06/06/201209/06/2012

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    • Falkland Islands, Conflict 1982, Colonialism, Sovereignty

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