Professor of Political Science

Joan Subirats is a Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He founded and directed the University’s Institute of Government and Public Policy. He is Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education, Science and Community at Barcelona City Council since 2019. 

He is the author of numerous publications, the most recent of which include El poder de lo próximo. Las virtudes del municipalismo [The Power of Proximity. The Virtues of Municipalism] (Catarata, 2016) and Los bienes comunes. ¿Oportunidad o espejismo? [Commons Goods. Opportunity or Mirage?] (Icaria, 2017).

Articles by Joan Subirats

Open cityOpening up the city, rethinking the city

The change in era we’re currently experiencing is altering many of the values, conceptual schemes and balances upon which post-war Europe was built. The “Ciutat Oberta” (Open City)...

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