1 October 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.
Main areas of research
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]