• An Ethical View on Remittances and Labor Migration
    with Johan Rochel
    Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric 5. 2014.
    The present contribution defends that remittances should be taken into account and integrated into an ethical framework on migration. This main thesis is two-fold. First, we argue that if a normative approach to migration is to claim practical relevance, it should integrate remittances as a relevant empirical parameter into an ethical framework. The empirical assessment of the scientific evidence available on remittances therefore proves to be extremely important. Secondly, assuming that remitta…Read more
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    Property rights of personal data and the financing of pensions
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 24 (2): 253-275. 2021.
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    An Ethical View on Remittances and Labor Migration
    with Johan Rochel
    Global Justice Theory Practice Rhetoric 5 16-30. 2012.
    The present contribution defends that remittances should be taken into account and integrated into an ethical framework on migration. This main thesis is two-fold. First, we argue that if a normative approach to migration is to claim practical relevance, it should integrate remittances as a relevant empirical parameter into an ethical framework. The empirical assessment of the scientific evidence available on remittances therefore proves to be extremely important. Secondly, assuming that remitta…Read more
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    Property rights of personal data and the financing of pensions
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1-23. 2018.
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    Referendums in the European Union: Defective by Birth?
    with Mónica Ferrín
    Journal of Common Market Studies 56 (5): 1178-1194. 2018.
    On the basis of a combined examination of normative claims and empirical evidence this paper discusses minimal criteria for the institutional design of referendums on EU‐internal issues. These criteria concern the mandatory, the simultaneous and binding nature of referendums. The proposed criteria are demanding, both for the Member States and the European Union, but experiences show that the EU is in fact participating actively in EU‐issues referendums and Member States as well as the EU need to…Read more
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    EU Citizenship: Integrating Multi-layered Identities?
    with Mónica Ferrín
    In Sandra Seubert, Oilver Eberl & Frans Van Waarden (eds.), Reconsidering EU Citizenship : Contradictions and Constraints, Eduard Elgar. pp. 177-197. 2018.
  • Citizenship in segmented societies : lessons for the EU (edited book)
    with Monica Ferrin
    Edward Elgar Publishing. 2018.
    European Union citizenship is increasingly relevant in the context of both the refugee crisis and Brexit, yet the issue of citizenship is neither new nor unique to the EU. Using historical, political and sociological perspectives, the authors explore varied experiences of combining multiple identities into a single sense of citizenship.Cases are taken from Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey to assess the various experiences of communities being incorporated into one…Read more
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    Switzerland as a Model for the EU
    with Mónica Ferrín
    In Francis Cheneval & Mónica Ferrín (eds.), Citizenship in segmented societies : lessons for the EU, Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 10-39. 2018.
    This chapter compares the institutional setting and integrations processes in Switzerland and the EU. The major findings are that EU integration is trying to achieve more political integra-tion and accommodation of a much higher degree of diversity in much less time than has ever been the case in Switzerland. Integration and expansion processes that were slower and non-linear in Switzerland and that happened in separate phases are all going on at the same time in the EU. Especially integration a…Read more
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    Conservatism: Analytically Reconsidered
    The Monist 99 (4): 333-335. 2016.
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    The social construction of demoicracy in the European Union
    with Kalypso Nicolaidis
    . forthcoming.
    The Eurozone crisis has brought the imperative of democratic autonomy within the EU to the forefront, a concern at the core of demoicratic theory. The article seeks to move the scholarship on demoicratic theory a step further by exploring what we call the social construction of demoicratic reality. While the EU’s legal-institutional infrastructure may imperfectly approximate a demoicratic structure, we need ask to what extent the ‘bare bones’ demoicratic character of a polity can actually be gro…Read more
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    Multilateral Dimensions of Republican Thought
    In Samantha Besson & José Luis Martí (eds.), Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives, Oxford University Press. 2009.
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    Approaching the concept of multilateral democracy -- The transnational dimension of liberal democracy -- Multilateral democracy from a republican point of view -- The conception of the people in multilateral democracy -- The rational case for multilateralism -- Multilateral democracy: the original position -- Principles of multilateral democracy -- Final remarks.
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    In this paper an analysis of Hobbes' argument in favor of the Leviathan is combined with a reassessment in a new security environment. The analysis shows that Hobbes' premises are complex and lead to conclusions that differ from the realist as well as from the world-state position, both attributed to Hobbesian logic in IR theory. A strict application of the Hobbesian argument in today's security context leads to a rationale of multilateral institution-building among states. In the first part of …Read more
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    Property-Owning Democracy and the Circumstances of Politics
    Analyse & Kritik 35 (1): 255-269. 2013.
    The article argues that Rawls’s property-owning democracy should not be understood as a necessary standard of democratic legitimacy. This position contradicts Rawls’s own understanding to some extent, but a rejoinder with elements of political liberalism is possible. He concedes that justice as fairness is a ‘comprehensive liberal doctrine’ and that a well ordered society affirming such a doctrine ‘contradicts reasonable pluralism’. Rawls makes clear that reasonable pluralism in combination with…Read more
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    The social construction of demoicracy in the European Union
    with Kalypso Nicolaidis
    European Journal of Political Theory 16 (2): 235-260. 2017.
    The Eurozone crisis has brought the imperative of democratic autonomy within the EU to the forefront, a concern at the core of demoicratic theory. The article seeks to move the scholarship on demoicratic theory a step further by exploring what we call the social construction of demoicratic reality. While the EU’s legal-institutional infrastructure may imperfectly approximate a demoicratic structure, we need ask to what extent the ‘bare bones’ demoicratic character of a polity can actually be gro…Read more
  • Philosophische Werke. Band 4. Das Gastmahl I: Buch I. Einleitung
    with Dante Alighieri and Thomas Ricklin
    Felix Meiner Verlag. 1996.
    Mit dem "Convivio", dem ersten bedeutenden philosophischen Werk in der italienischen Volkssprache, sprengte Dante Alighieri den verengten Rahmen der bildungselitären scholastischen Universitätsphilosophie. Der bedeutendste Dichter der Mittelalters setzt seine Einführung in die Philosophie als Gastmahl in Szene und macht durch Kommentierung einem nicht-universitären Publikum von Männern und Frauen den wahren philosophischen Gehalt seiner Kanzonen sichtbar. Ursprünglich als Kommentar zu 14 Gedicht…Read more
  • "die Philologen Bringen Aber Den Verstand Nicht Weiter." Von Der Notwendigkeit Und Nützlichkeit Des Kant-indexes
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 43 (1/2): 171-178. 1996.
  • Considérations presque philosophiques sur les commentaires de la Politique d'Albert le Grand et de Thomas d'Aquin
    Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 45 (1-2): 56-83. 1998.
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    This article studies the reception of Christian Wolff's theory of the civitas maxima by Hermann Friedrich Kahrel (1719-1787) and Michael Hanov (1695-1773). According to his previous work mentioned in the article (n. 2), the author considers the concept of civitas maxima as a methodological innovation. It is the normative fiction of a presumed rational consensus of mankind and of the states. As the article tries to show, this concept was misunderstood, not only by the enemies of Wolff but also by…Read more