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Habermas, the Public Sphere, and Democracy: A Critical Intervention

  title={Habermas, the Public Sphere, and Democracy: A Critical Intervention},
  author={Douglas Kellner and Jurgen Habermas's},
Jurgen Habermas's The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere is an immensely rich and influential book that has had major impact in a variety of disciplines. It has also received detailed critique and promoted extremely productive discussions of liberal democracy, civil society, public life, and social changes in the twentieth century, among other issues. Few books of the second half of the twentieth century have been so seriously discussed in so many different fields and continue… 

Feminism and the Political Economy of Transnational Public Space

Despite the richness of the various contributions to public sphere theory, one deficit has become increasingly conspicuous over the past fifteen years: the overall failure to confront adequately a

Mediating vulnerability: cosmopolitanism and the public sphere

Born out of the 18th-century culture of sympathy, the public sphere assumes that all humans are interlocutors in an equal conversation of shared concerns (Johnson, 2001). Initially socialised in the

The public sphere without democracy: some recent work in LIS

A more sophisticated and nuanced theoretical picture of the public sphere is interjected than prior precis presented in the LIS literature have undertaken, which engages a unique set of empirical-theoretical students from another perspective in order to deepen and shift research discourse.

Habermas and public reason in the digital age: Technology and deliberative democracy

way through mass (and new) media. These distinctions are meant to emphasize variations in density of communications, organizational complexity, and other relevant features, but Habermas emphasizes

Habermas, mass communication technology and the future of the public sphere

This paper focuses on Habermas’s analysis of the bourgeois public sphere and its inextricable relationship to mass communication technology – particularly in relation to his pioneering work, The


The politics of domination is rampant in the Zimbabwean political and social arenas. In more definite terms, the practice is really dehumanizing in that it denies human beings the right to map and

The Ongoing Structural Transformations of the Digital Public Sphere(s): The Role of Journalism

This thesis explores the current ongoing structural transformations of the (digital) public sphere(s) on Twitter, given that the technological advancements pose questions about the value, the

The Anarchist in the Coffee House: A Brief Consideration of Local Culture, the Free Culture Movement, and Prospects for a Global Public Sphere

This paper examines one particular Public Sphere experiment - the rise of a global "Free Culture Movement" that aims to limit the spread of strong intellectual property regimes - and the

Education, the Public Sphere, and Neoliberalism: Libraries’ Contexts

The period covered by the publication of Library Quarterly (LQ) has been one characterized by the arc of three defining contexts. First, libraries have been inextricably tied to educational

Contentious Activities and Party-State Responses in Contemporary China-- Investigating China’s Democratisation during its Modernisation

The macroscopic picture of China today is highly contradictory: on the one hand there is an explicit scenario of modernisation initiated by the government and developing in unexpected depth and



Habermas and the public sphere

It is now over 20 years since Habermas’ concept of the public sphere was introduced to Anglo-Saxon media studies, since when it has undoubtedly become and, on the evidence of the books under review,

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

In his piercing introduction to An Economic Interpretation the author wrote that "whoever leaves economic pressures out of history or out of discussion of public questions is in mortal peril of

The Power of Identity

From the Publisher: Manuel Castells describes the origins, purpose and effect of proactive movements, such as feminism and environmentalism, which aim to transform human relationships at their most

Media matters.

The impact of the mass media on woman's status was addressed at two 1995 conferences: the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Congress of the World Association for Christian Communication, held in Puebla, Mexico.

Critical Theory and Society: A Reader

Editors Introduction Part I: The Institute for Social Research and Its Original Programme 1. The State of Social Philosophy and the Tasks of an Institute of Social Research, Max Horkheimer 2.

Intellectuals, the New Public Spheres, and Techno-Politics

The category of the intellectual, like everything else these days, is highly contested and up for grabs. Zygmunt Bauman contrasts intellectuals as legislators who wished to legislate universal

Intellectuals and new technologies

Critical intellectuals were traditionally those who utilized their skills of speaking and writing to denounce injustices and abuses of power, and to fight for truth, justice, progress, and other

A People's History of the United States: From 1492 to the Present

  • H. Zinn
  • Political Science, History
  • 1980
1. Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress. 2. Drawing the Color Line. 3. Persons of Mean and Vile Condition. 4. Tyranny is Tyranny. 5. A Kind of Revolution. 6. The Intimately Oppressed. 7. As Long

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhan's classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media. Terms and phrases such

The rise of the network society

From the Publisher: This ambitious book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to