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.

Website:
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]