1. Oktober 2017 - 30. September 2018
»Side by Side: On the Politics of Territorial Presence«
In a globalized context, unprecedented levels of migration and mobility have led to an increasing mismatch between resident and citizen populations: more and more people live on the territory of a state other than their own. My project investigates the political standing of these non-citizen residents. Specifically, I want to ask which (if any) rights and obligations they have merely by virtue of their continued physical presence – for instance a right to stay, to participate democratically or even to acquire citizenship. My aim is to approach this issue from a “place-related” perspective, that is, by means of exploring the more general question in how far the spatial configuration of people at a particular geographic location co-determines what we owe to each other. (Jakob Huber)
Jakob Huber earned his doctorate in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017 with a dissertation on Kant's cosmopolitanism. Prior to this, he studied political science and political theory in Berlin, London and Oxford.
Political Philosophy (especially questions of political domination, citizenship and migration); Political Theory; Kant and post-Kantian political thought
»Pragmatic Belief and Political Agency«, in: Political Studies (forthcoming).
»Theorising from the Global Standpoint: Kant and Grotius on Original Common Possession of the Earth«, in: European Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming). [Online first: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejop.12176/full]
»Cosmopolitanism for Earth Dwellers: Kant on the Right to be Somewhere«, in: Kantian Review, vol. 17,1 (2017).
»No right to unilaterally claim your territory: on the consistency of Kantian statism«, in: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (forthcoming). [Online first: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13698230.2016.1196093]