On 10 September 2018, we dealt with the first problematization, nature and culture. Samuli Hurri spoke on Comte and Law: laws of social physics and juridical laws (see abstract here). Juha Himanka spoke on What is phenomenology all about? "The envisaged bridge is the bridge itself.”
On 11 October 2018, we dealt with the ways in which Foucault perhaps stands in the background of our problematizations. Professor Malcolm Voyce from Macquarie University (for his academic profile, see here) spoke on the role of law in assisting families to complete an intergenerational transfer of the farms in rural Australia, deploying Foucaldian approach on sexuality, space and how governments may ‘rule from a distance’ (see abstract here). Samuli Hurri provided comments.
On 29 October 2018, we dealt with the second problematization, strategic field and strategic logic. Matti Nojonen spoke on strategy in terms of the traditional concept of Chinese strategy work, quanmou (see abstract here). In the background of this presentation was Nojonen's broader manuscript on Chinese strategic thinking.
On 22 November 2018, we will deal with the third problematization, knowledge and power. Tomi Tuominen will speak on the role of scientific knowledge as a part of legal decision-making from the perspective of constitutional law. The title of his paper is "Knowledge as Power in the Construction of “the Many Constitutions of Europe” (see abstract here). Laura Junka-Aikio from University of Tromsø will speak on topic "Institutionalisation and neopoliticisation of Sami research in Finland: implications for research-based decision-making".
Venue: conference room 339, third floor, Faculty of Law
On 23 January 2019, Markku Kiikeri and Laura Tarvainen will speak on a theme to be specified later.
On 12–14 March 2019, is the faculty’s annual Research Seminar on Responsiveness and Reflectivity in Law. This will be co-ordinated by our team, but in terms of substance arranged with other teams together.
Other events of the spring term 2019 will be arranged and announced in December.