Frontiers and International Boundaries

  • W. Gordon East
  • J. R. V. Prescott


Historically, the zones and lines which separate sovereign states have always been a fruitful source of dissension, and the contemporary disputes between China and the Soviet Union, India and China, Iraq and Iran, and Israel and the Arab states show that the situation has not really changed. This chapter examines frontiers, which are zones of political transition, and international boundaries on land, which are lines, theoretically without any width, marking the territorial division between states. Maritime boundaries are examined in chapter 8.


International Boundary Neutral Zone Territorial Dispute Political Geographer Claimant State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Gordon East
    • 1
  • J. R. V. Prescott
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of MelbourneAustralia

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