Territorial Sovereignty in the Age of Migration
The importance of territory in the current world order is undeniable. Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly interest on the impact of migration, globalization and state succession on territorial sovereignty across many disciplines. In addition to the more “traditional” territorial disputes, mass migration has raised new dilemmas over territorial ownership, peoplehood and statehood.
The main aim of the course is to familiarize participants (advanced MA students, PhD students, and young researchers) with the normative dilemmas of and political struggles over territorial sovereignty and ownership of territory in the contemporary world. The course provides an overview of some of the main topical issues and scholarly perspectives in the social sciences, with special but not exclusive attention to the politics of territorial closure, extra-territorial governance, territorial conflict, state recognition and minority rights. Through the comparative analyses of different cases in and outside Europe, the course seeks to familiarize participants with the different normative frameworks of territorial exclusion and the political claim-making strategies in territorial disputes. In the case studies presented, a special attention is given to the role of state, sub-state and supra-state actors in territorial conflict and minority rights legislation.
Applications are invited worldwide from PhD students, researchers, and very advanced MA students.
The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.
- Tuition Fee: 300 EUR (Early Bird fee: 270 EUR)
- Accommodation in CEU Residence Center:o
- In single room: 28 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
- In shared double room: 17 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
- · Estimated living costs: 150 - 200 EUR
Financial aid is available in the following categories:
- tuition waiver
- accommodation grant at at CEU Residence Center at shared double room
The course is generously funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and accommodation), a limited number of tuition waivers and accommodation grants will be offered on a competitive basis.
Faculty and Ph.D. students are advised to approach their home departments for travel grants; researchers may have research grants available which can cover their participation; and professionals may turn to their employers to fund their training at SUN. You can also consult some non-CEU funding opportunities listed in our FAQ section.
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