Panu Minkkinen

Panu Minkkinen is Pro­fessor of Jur­is­pru­dence at the Uni­ver­sity of Hel­seinki.

Brasília: Constituent Power, Architecture, Urban Planning

These notes belong to the same project on constitutional spaces that Panu Minkkinen has been working on for some time, and this piece was first published on his own blog. He says there that these notes represent a first attempt to look at the intersections of constituted power, architecture, and urban planning.  ‘Plano piloto’ Perhaps the…

‘Mythologies’: A 60th Anniversary Invitation

In 1957, the French literary theorist Roland Barthes (1915-1980) published Mythologies (Seuil, 1957), his most influential book, and perhaps one of the best-known books written by a 20th century French thinker. The book was a collection of fifty-three individual essays and a lengthy afterword that was meant to elucidate the theoretical vision that had informed the foregoing texts. The…

CfP: ‘The People’, Symposium, Helsinki 21–23 June 2017

Recent social and political developments, including the Brexit referendum result and its xenophobic aftermath in the UK, the presidential elections in the United States, anti-democratic state policies in Hungary and Poland, as well as the political climate of upcoming elections in France and the Netherlands, have all underlined the topicality of the relationship between democracy…