Alejandra Mancilla

Alejandra Mancilla, University of Oslo

Alejandra Mancilla is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo. Her current research focuses on the normative grounds of claims over land and natural resources, and their bearing on questions of State sovereignty. More specifically, she is interested in Antarctica as a physical and conceptual site for rethinking theories of territorial and resource rights, and theories of State sovereignty. She is the co-editor of Theories of Justice (London: Ashgate, 2012) and has published, among others, in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, and Environmental Values.
  • Research projects/ interests
    • Territorial rights and resource rights
    • The concept of State sovereignty in the face of contemporary global challenges
    • Antarctica as a locus for rethinking theories of territorial and resource rights
    • The global commons as a site for realizing global justice, and Antarctica as a case study
    • The right of necessity and its place in the contemporary debate on global justice
  Keywords: Geopolitics, Polar Governance, Environment, Climate Change, Wilderness, Values, Political philosophy, Environmental Ethics

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