Collective residences

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

From Monday, 25 March 2019 to Friday, 5 April 2019

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Legitimacy and external self-determination processes

To speak of politics is not always to speak of legitimacy. But when we speak of fundamental changes in the structure of a State, it is inevitable to speak of legitimacy at some point. This is all the more true when processes of self-determination have been undertaken in a given territory. The legitimacy of a political entity always results from a continuous process of legitimation. 

From FABER we call on all those specialists who at some time have done research on some of the most outstanding external self-determination processes of recent times: the German reunification; the partition of Czechoslovakia; the secessions that occurred in central and eastern Europe as a result of the collapse of the USSR; the referendums in Quebec, Scotland or Catalonia; the Brexit. Philosophers, political scientists, economists, historians, legislators, journalists and any professional, researcher or academic who has a project in this field can present their candidacy.

We are interested in working, for example, on the following questions: the exercises of self-determination, the political legitimacy of states, the discourses to increase the legitimacy of institutions, among others, but also the relationship with the democratic ideal and the specific case of Catalonia's independence process. In which cases can we affirm that a process of external self-determination has contributed to the strengthening of the democratic ideal? Which international policy of the externally self-determined subject earns him international legitimacy, from a democratic point of view? Can we take advantage of the lessons of transitional justice to understand how post-process legitimacy increases or decreases? 

Faber wants to be a space for open debate where all these issues and many others can be debated.

Residents

PAU BOSSACOMA

PAU BOSSACOMA

Lecturer and Legal Advisor
PETER A. KRAUS

PETER A. KRAUS

Full professor of political science, University of Augsburg
DIANA BRANDUSE

DIANA BRANDUSE

Assistant Professor of Political Institutions at Leiden University College in the Hague
JAN ERK

JAN ERK

Academic
KARLO BASTA

KARLO BASTA

Associate Professor of Politics
GËZIM KRASNIQI

GËZIM KRASNIQI

Career Development Fellow, University of Edinburgh
FÉLIX MATHIEU

FÉLIX MATHIEU

Ph.D. Researcher in political science and part-time lecturer (Université du Québec à Montréal)
JUDITH VEGA

JUDITH VEGA

Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy

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What residents are saying about us

FÉLIX MATHIEU

Ph.D. Researcher in political science and part-time lecturer (Université du Québec à Montréal)

An inspiring environmentI have taken part to the Faber Thematic Residency on Political Philosophy in March-April 2019. I have enjoyed my two-week stay at so many levels. The Faber Residency in Olot is situated in a magnificent and ...

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KARLO BASTA

Associate Professor of Politics

This was a wonderful residencyThis was a wonderful residency, bringing together a diverse set of scholars and practitioners, all united by the common interest in issues of legitimacy and self-determination. Unfortunately, due to other obligations, ...

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JAN ERK

Academic

Extracting Lessons from Africa’s Defunct Federations and Failed SecessionsKnown Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown UnknownsDuring my Faber Residency I worked on a comparative study of self-determination, secession, and constitutional autonomy ...

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