Martin Deleixhe

Martin Deleixhe
Université Libre de Bruxelles | ULB · Department of Political Science

PhD in Political Science

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Introduction
I'm an associate professor at the department of political science of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. I have worked mostly on democratic theory, migration issues, the political theory of the EU as well as on the concept of radical democracy.
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October 2019 - March 2021
Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
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  • Senior Researcher

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In this article, I shed a critical light on the widely shared assumption that there is no European people. I argue that this assumption rests on a unitary representation of the political community. From that perspective, the discussion can only revolve around the best way to accommodate a plurality of sovereignties within a supranational political...
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Que l’Union européenne donne sa bénédiction à une suspension du droit d’asile à la frontière entre la Grèce et la Turquie devrait nous interroger sur la direction que prend le projet européen.
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Borders have recently attracted a lot of academic scrutiny. Two very distinct types of literature have attempted to capture the current evolution of borders. The first one, leaning more toward the field of security studies, puts the emphasis on the rampant securitization, the coercive dimension of borders, and their divisive consequences. The secon...
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In 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted a legislative act creating and regulating a new European Border and Coast Guard Agency. Its Article 19 states that – should a Member State’s failure to control its own borders jeopardize the collective effort to monitor the external borders of the Schengen Area – the new Agency could take ove...
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Une thèse forte sur le rapport entre solidarité, identité collective et démocratie instruit le procès de la démocratie cosmopolitique. Réduite à sa plus simple expression, la thèse peut être récapitulée par les quelques propositions suivantes : 1. La démocratie requiert un degré minimal de solidarité entre ses membres pour garantir son bon fonctio...
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La démocratie libérale a perdu de son aura. Chose encore impensable il y a seulement une vingtaine d’années, ses institutions centrales sont aujourd’hui vivement contestées et son autorité remise en doute. Toutes ces critiques ne se valent pas, cependant. Quand certains remettent en cause le principe même de la démocratie et en appellent à un retou...
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La démocratie libérale a perdu de son aura. Chose encore impensable il y a seulement une vingtaine d’années, ses institutions centrales sont aujourd’hui vivement contestées et son autorité remise en doute. Toutes ces critiques ne se valent pas, cependant. Quand certains remettent en cause le principe même de la démocratie et en appellent à un retou...
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Joan Stavo-Debauge, Martin Deleixhe et Louise Carlier, « HospitalitéS. L’urgence politique et l’appauvrissement des concepts », SociologieS [En ligne], Dossiers, HospitalitéS. L’urgence politique et l’appauvrissement des concepts, mis en ligne le 13 mars 2018, consulté le 18 mars 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/sociologies/6785
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Lately, it has been suggested in several corners of the “border studies” that Giorgio Agamben’s influential description of a new form of sovereignty—what one might call a biopolitical sovereignty—would provide an apt conceptual framework to tackle the ever-evolving nature of contemporary borders. My contention however is that border and borderland...
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Prominent radical democrats have in recent times shown a vivid interest in the commons. Ever since the publication of Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrom, the commons have been associated with a self-governing and self-sustaining scheme of production and burdened with the responsibility of carving out an autonomous social space independent from...
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The border effect in migrants’ collective political mobilization In theories of post-national democracy, irregular migrants have often been framed as spearheading the renewal of political contestation. Condemned to an extreme social and juridical precariousness by the States’ exclusion, their collective struggle for the regularization of their admi...
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A ses frontières, la démocratie rencontre un troublant paradoxe. La liberté individuelle de mouvement s’y confronte à la volonté collective qui se juge souveraine dans ses politiques d'admission au sein du demos. La réconciliation entre le principe d’autodétermination et les normes universelles incarnées par les droits humains, opérée tant bien que...
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Kant’s cosmopolitan right, a reassessment In his Perpetual Peace Project, Kant keeps stumbling upon the same theoretical issue : what legal architecture could maintain political communities under a same authority without depriving them from their sovereignty ? The answer to that question is to be found in a rather surprising place : in Kant’s defen...
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La démocratie est un régime indéfinissable. Jamais figée dans une quelconque forme définitive, elle se maintient suspendue à sa réinvention permanente. Si l’œuvre d’Étienne Balibar ne devait se résumer qu’à une seule proposition, on pourrait dire qu’elle a précisément cherché à penser cette « illimitation essentielle de la démocratie ». À quoi pour...
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Democracy, considered under its institutional aspect, looks at the foreigner as a threat. The presence of the foreigner inside the boundaries of a self-legislating community makes the latter fear for its self-determination. It would however be simplistic to limit the democracy’s relation to the foreigner at this single dimension. For democracy is n...

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Several, partly interconnected crises have profoundly challenged the European project in recent years. Among them especially the reactions to the arrival of 1.25 million refugees in 2015 called into question the idea(l) of a unified Europe guaranteeing the rights of refugees and implementing norms and values many see contained in the Community acquis. The still ongoing debate about the distribution of refugees within the EU, the further development of the Dublin system and discussions about “deals” with Turkey and North-African states showed and show deep divides about the values Europe should realize. There is an urgent need to stabilize and reunite Europe with common norms and values to find appropriate, morally right and feasible solutions to the multiple crises it faces. The EU’s ability to overcome its crises, particularly in the context of migration and integration policies, will not only depend on its provision of material benefits to states and individuals, it must also credibly claim the ability to establish conditions for legitimacy and justice within and beyond Europe. With a unique combination of social scientific analysis, as well as legal and philosophical normative reconstruction and theory, NoVaMigra will develop a precise descriptive and normative understanding of the current “value crisis”, assess possible evolutions of European values, and consider Europe’s future in light of rights, norms, and values that it should aim at and that could contribute to overcoming the crisis.