Jakob Huber

Postdoctoral Fellow

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
October 2017 – June 2018

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Side by Side: On the Politics of Territorial Presence«

Project outline:
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)

Funding of the stay:
»Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Scholarly profile of 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.

Please find more information about Jakob Huber here.

Main areas of research:
Political Philosophy (especially questions of political authority, citizenship and migration); Political Theory; Kant and post-Kantian political thought

Selected publications:
  1. »Pragmatic Belief and Political Agency«, in: Political Studies (forthcoming).
  2. (with Fabio Wolkenstein) »Gentrification and Occupancy Rights«, in: Politics, Philosophy & Economics (forthcoming) [online first: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1470594X18766818
  3. »Kant's cosmopolitanism as a task set to humankind«, in: History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 35, 1 (2018), pp. 39-57.
  4. »Theorising from the Global Standpoint: Kant and Grotius on Original Common Possession of the Earth«, in: European Journal of Philosophy, vol 25, 2 (2017), pp. 231-245. [Online first: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejop.12176/full]
  5. »Cosmopolitanism for Earth Dwellers: Kant on the Right to be Somewhere«, in: Kantian Review, vol. 17,1 (2017).
  6. »No right to unilaterally claim your territory: on the consistency of Kantian statism«, in: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 20, 6 (2017), pp. 677-696. [Online first: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13698230.2016.1196093]