- xxvi, 310 pages ; 25 cm.
- Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2014) issued under title: Climate change and international security: -- Revealing new challenges to the continuation of Pacific islands' statehood--Verso of title page.Contents: The challenge of de-territorialisation -- The challenge of de-population -- The challenge of governmental failure -- Conclusions.Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-306) and index.Summary: In 'Statehood under water', Alejandra Torres Camprubí revisits the concept of statehood through an analysis on how sea-level rise and the Anthropocene challenge the territorial, demographical, and political dimensions of the State. Closely examining the fight for survival undertaken by low-lying Pacific Island States, she engages with the legal and policy innovations necessary to address these new scenarios. 00The monograph reacts against overly formal approaches to the law on statehood, and is devoted to the reconstruction of the context in which both the challenges, and the measures adopted to tackle them, are taking place. Progressively forged within the international community, it is the kind of political and ethical framework that will soon inform the potential transformation of the law on statehood.