Barbara Buckinx

Postdoctoral Fellow

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2010−August 2012

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Reducing Domination in Global Politics«

Project outline:
My research interests lie in international political theory. My book manuscript, Reducing Domination in Global Politics, is concerned with the unrestrained or potential exercise of power in global politics. I argue that global actors such as states and corporations sometimes wield such extensive power over us that our encounters with them render us incapable of asserting control over our own choices, and I propose that we adopt non-domination as a global political ideal. I also consider which actors ought to undertake the task of reducing the vulnerability of individuals to domination, and the method by which they ought to do so. A modified chapter is forthcoming in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, and another is included in an edited volume on global governance (SUNY Press).rnIn addition, I am interested in questions of citizenship, migration, and borders. In a working paper on this topic, I consider whether it is permissible to withhold citizenship rights from long-term residents, since such rights comprise the key to their freedom. I am also co-authoring a paper on the U.S. DREAM Act, which analyzes the claims to U.S. citizenship by children of illegal immigrants. (Barbara Buckinx)

In 2010/11 Barbara Buckinx' stay at the Institute is sponsored by the research group»Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«.rnOn the invitation of Rainer Forst (Goethe University), her stay in 2011/12 is sponsored by the Alfons und Gertrud Kassel-Stiftung.

Scholarly profile of Barbara Buckinx

Current position: (Update: July 2016)
Currently Barbara Buckinx is a Associate Research Scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University

Please find more information about Barbara Buckinx here.

Main areas of research:
International Political Theory and International Ethics, in particular global governance, citizenship, global distributive justice, environmental ethics, and theories of human rights; International Public Law; Democratic Theory

Selected publications:
  1. (with Jonathan Trejo-Mathys and Timothy Waligore), Domination and Global Political Justice: Conceptual, Historical, and Institutional Perspectives, Routledge 2015.
  2. (with A. Filindra), »The case against removal: Jus noci and harm in deportation practice«, in: Migration Studies, 2015.
  3. »Global Actors and Public Power. The Public-Private Distinction in Global Governance«, in: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 2012.
  4. »Metics«, in: M.T. Gibbons (Hg.), Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  5. »Domination in Global Politics. Reflections on freedom and an argument for incremental global change«, in: L. Cabrera (ed.), Global Governance / Global Government. Institutional visions for an evolving world system, Albany: SUNY Press (2011), p. 253-282.
  6. Review of Richard W. Miller, »Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power«, in: Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, v. 4 (2011), p. 77-82.
  7. Review of James Bohman, »Democracy across Borders: From Dêmos to Dêmoi«, in: Ethics & International Affairs, v. 23,1 (2009), p. 73-75.
  8. »From Jessica Lynch to the Immigrant. Heroes for a democratic age«, in: Friederike Fast (ed.), (my private) Heroes, Bielefeld: Kerber 2005, p. 150-155.
  9. »Deliberation and Power. When to participate and when to withdraw«, in: Y.A. Stivachtis (ed.), International Governance and International Security. Issues and perspectives, Athen 2004, p. 81-94.