- Benedikt Buechel
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Political Theory, Statelessness, Territorial Rights, The Ethics of Migration
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.
Buechel, B. (2017) A Presumptive Right to Exclude: From Imposed Obligations To A Viable Threshold, Global Politics Review, vol. 3, issue 1.
Buechel, B. (2014) Liberal Japan needs to drown out revisionist voices, East Asia Forum, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University