Machineries for Making Publics: Inscribing and De-scribing Publics in Public Engagement

  title={Machineries for Making Publics: Inscribing and De-scribing Publics in Public Engagement},
  author={Ulrike Felt and Maximilian Fochler},
This paper investigates the dynamic and performative construction of publics in public engagement exercises. In this investigation, we, on the one hand, analyse how public engagement settings as political machineries frame particular kinds of roles and identities for the participating publics in relation to ‘the public at large’. On the other hand, we study how the participating citizens appropriate, resist and transform these roles and identities, and how they construct themselves and the… 

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