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United States and Britain in Diego Garcia

The Future of a Controversial Base

Authors: Sand, P.

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Diego Garcia is a pivotal US base for all Middle East operations. This book describes its evolution from a secret US-UK bilateral deal in 1966 and the deportation of the native population in the 70s to its new role in Guantánamo-style 'renditions' and the impact of miltary construction on its environment.

About the authors

PETER H. SAND, formerly legal adviser for the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank, is a lecturer in International Environmental Law at the University of Munich, Germany. His earlier publications include Lessons Learned in Global Environmental Governance (1990), Transnational Environmental Law (1997), and over a hundred articles in international legal journals and collections. He has been visiting professor at Duke Law School and at the universities of Paris, Geneva, Addis Ababa, and Helsinki; and he served on the UN Security Council's Compensation Commission for environmental claims arising from the 1991 Gulf War.

Reviews

"With an invaluable collection of relevant treaties and government documents provided as an addendum, Sand's book is a quintessential work for those interested in acquiring information on the legal basis of the American base on the island." - Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

'...impressive in terms of its empirical research...Sand provides a comprehensive review of the extant literature and archival records on the Chagos Islands, as well as the myriad legal instruments -both domestic and international - that relate to the archipelago.' - African Affairs


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • History: Empire’s Last-Born Colony

    Sand, Peter H.

    Pages 1-13

  • Human Rights: How to Depopulate an Island

    Sand, Peter H.

    Pages 15-33

  • Power Politics: “Our” Ocean

    Sand, Peter H.

    Pages 35-41

  • Military Secrecy: Public Access Denied

    Sand, Peter H.

    Pages 43-49

  • Nemesis: Natural Heritage Dredged—and Drowned

    Sand, Peter H.

    Pages 51-61

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-62296-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-61709-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-38028-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
United States and Britain in Diego Garcia
Book Subtitle
The Future of a Controversial Base
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Peter H. Sand
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62296-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230622968
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61709-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38028-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
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