How should we understand the relationship between private property and jurisdictional rights over land? Territorial sovereignty has historically been linked to property rights in land. Early modern theorists such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Locke and Kant attempted to ground the territorial rights of states and groups on individual property rights. In contrast, several theorists currently working on territorial rights reject the reduction of territorial rights to property rights.
This research workshop unites political philosophy, political theory, legal philosophy and history of philosophy to explore this conceptual relation in greater depth and to draw implications for the current territorial rights and political authority debate.