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Joan Subirats

Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), specialises in public policy and social exclusion and also democratic management and innovation. He was director of the Institute of Government and Public Policy at UAB and has been a visiting professor at the universities of Rome-La Sapienza, Berkeley and Georgetown. He writes regularly for such media publications as the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia. He has also written and edited several books including Elementos de Nueva Política (Elements of New Policy – CCCB, Barcelona 2003), Análisis y gestión de políticas públicas (Analysis and Management of Public Policy – Ariel, 2008), Del Xino al Raval (From Red-Light to Raval – Hacer, 2008), Participación y calidad democrática (Participation and Democratic Quality – Ariel, 2009) and Autonomies i Desigualtats a Espanya: Percepcions, evolució social i polítiques de benestar (Autonomy and Inequality in Spain: Perceptions, Social Evolution and Welfare Policies, Institut d’Estudis Autonòmics, 2011).

Update: 22 June 2014



Has participated in

Cities in the Hands of Global Finance

Lecture by Raquel Rolnik presented by Joan Subirats

Cities in the 21st Century

Meeting with Francesco Indovina - 'Cities in the 21st Century' book launch

Commons, public space network and geopolitics of Internet

Presentation of the book «The Wealth of Networks» by Yochai Benkler

Democracy, Technology and City

Opening Lecture by Evgeny Morozov

Public space: a citizens' reconquest

Seminar 3. EXTENSIONS. The New City

El Prat de Llobregat

Living with Diversity

For a Politics of Hope in Europe

BCNmp7. City, Rumba and Fusion

Forms and conflicts of multiculturalism

Crisis of Politics, Crisis of Democracy?