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HABERMAS's (1962) term for the ‘literate bourgeois public’ (and later the ‘public at large’), which can act as a critical counterbalance to the STATE. Habermas's historical portrayal of a ‘critical forum’ of independent voices free from state power is the basis of his later conception of politics and TRUTH, located in terms of an ‘ideal speech situation’. Compare CIVIL SOCIETY; see also PUBLIC OPINION; PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SPHERE.
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In the same way, this new communicative context helps scholars to once again reconsider different perspectives of the "ideal concept" of the public sphere in liberal democracies (e.
A precondition of answering these questions will involve clarifying just what we mean by the public sphere and its opinion, what it can achieve and what a violation of its terms amounts to.
Gregory Chatonsky's variable-fiction Capture poses "an ironie solution to the crisis of industrial cultures" (1) that move and track and mobilize music, as it adheres to the needs and regulation of the public sphere of hearing.
President Duterte's rants against the Church are no more than an affirmation of the tumultuous configuration that so defines Philippine society's public sphere.
alternative media, deliberative democracy, land rights, print media, public sphere, social movement
Peter DeGabriele's book offers us a great deal, in its close reading of eighteenth-century texts (novels and histories) as in its questioning of public sphere discourse as a variety of liberalism.
Objective: The goal of the research is to redefine the interrelations between the concepts of legitimacy, sovereignty, the public sphere and democracy in order to develop a conception of a more inclusive and participatory public sphere.
Prior to the vote, the Best Party 'performed democracy' by creating a subversive discourse akin to the carnival (Bakhtin 1984) in order to reverse 'traditional' ways of addressing issues in the political public sphere.
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Out of these materials she argues that for seventeenth-century English writers, speakers, and politicians, public speech and public poetics were forms of action; for Milton specifically, the end goal of these actions was to create a public sphere prepared to enact the word of God.
The societal requirement for a high-performing public sphere permeates the organizational level.
Rooted in specific context of China's network society, this study was from the perspective of cultural studies, based on methodology of case study and textual analysis, implicating the emergence of alternative public sphere, aiming to contribute some fresh views to the discussion of network politics and network culture in China.