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.



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


    ConferenceThe 8th International Small Island Cultures Conference
    CityCape Breton

      Research areas

    • Falkland Islands, Conflict 1982, Colonialism, Sovereignty

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