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Benedikt Buechel

Benedikt Buechel
Name
Benedikt Buechel
Title
Organisation
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Political Theory, The Ethics of Migration, Statelessness, Human Rights, Sovereignty, Territorial Rights, Self-Determination, Liberation Theology, Radical Education, Radical Pedagogy, Black Radical Thought, Feminist Theory
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/politics_and_ir/benedikt_buechel

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Research project:

Most theories of territory are build around a triangular relationship between a land, the state that occupies it, and the people who live from its fruits. However, these theories have two shortcomings: first, they rarely transgress the Western conceptualization of land and land-ownership, and second, they neglect the problem of statelessness. This thesis project will address both shortcomings and develop a theory of territory that takes them as a starting point.

Before starting my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, I took an MA in International Studies at Seoul National University, and a BA in Philosophy and Business Studies at the University of Mannheim. I was an exchange student at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in 2012.  Since 2019, I've been an associate member of the “European Network on Statelessness” and a co-chair of the “Normative Theory of Immigration Working Group” which is an international collective of scholars working at the intersections of migration studies, policy studies, and political theory. 

https://benediktbuechel.academia.edu/

https://benediktbuechel.home.blog/

https://ntiwg.wordpress.com/

Publications:

‘Beyond the State: The Moral Nexus between Corporations and Refugees’
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (forthcoming)

(2017) A Presumptive Right to Exclude: From Imposed Obligations To A Viable Threshold, Global Politics Review, vol. 3, issue 1.

(2014) Liberal Japan needs to drown out revisionist voices, East Asia Forum, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University