School of Social and Political Science

Benedikt Buechel

Job Title

PhD student


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Research interests

Research interests

Political Theory,The Ethics of Migration,Statelessness,Human Rights,Sovereignty,Territorial Rights,Self-Determination,Feminist Theory


Pronouns: they/he


Research project

A Typology of Statelessness

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.


(2020) Beyond the State: The Moral Nexus between Corporations and Refugees
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy

(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