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Jennifer J. Marlow and Lauren E. Sancken

. 142 Rather than waiting for a global, or even national-level response to climate-induced relocation, Re-Locate projects are immersed in village life, site-specific, and institutionally diverse—intended to create mutually beneficial exchanges at multiple scales in collaboration with diverse

Statehood under Water

Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island States


Alejandra Torres Camprubí

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, the author engages with the legal and policy innovations necessary to address these new scenarios.

This 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.

Elizaveta Barrett Ristroph

related to relocation and climate change poses barriers not just to indigenous communities, but also to other communities throughout the United States that may wish to relocate due to climate stress. 28 Beyond the United States, many communities are facing the prospect of climate-induced relocation