Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy

@article{Fraser1990RethinkingTP,
  title={Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy},
  author={Nancy Fraser},
  journal={Public Space Reader},
  year={1990}
}
  • Nancy Fraser
  • Published 1990
  • Political Science
  • Public Space Reader
Today in the U.S. we hear a great deal of ballyhoo about "the triumph of liberal democracy" and even "the end of history." Yet there is still a great deal to object to in our own "actually existing democracy," and the project of a critical social theory of the limits of democracy in late capitalist societies remains as relevant as ever. In fact, this project seems to me to have acquired a new urgency at a time when "liberal democracy" is being touted as the ne plus ultra of social systems for… 

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