The Public Sphere

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-29
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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The idea of the public sphere as the space where citizens come together to deliberate on issues of common concern and to critique and influence the government has been one of the most influential and contested concepts since the beginnings of debates on the constitution of democracy. It remains central to contemporary issues such as the democratic potential of the internet, the challenges posed by the resurgence of fundamentalisms, and the possibilities for a post-national, cosmopolitan, political order in the age of globalization.This four volume major reference collection is a 'must-have' guide to the idea of the public sphere, its history, the ongoing struggles over its meaning and importance to democracy, and its continuing relevance to emerging issues.Volume One: Defining the Public SphereVolume Two: The Political Public SphereVolume Three: The Cultural Public SphereVolume Four: The Future of the Public Sphere

Table of Contents

Discovering The Public Sphere
Inventing the Public Sphere
Speech to the Electors of Bristol
An Answer to the Question: 'What Is Enlightenment?'
On Public Opinion
On Public Opinion
Excerpt from Critique of the Power of Judgment
Public Opinion
Excerpt from Toward Perpetual Peace
Excerpt from The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns
Excerpt from Elements of the Philosophy of Right
Excerpt from On Liberty
'Mass Society', Democracy and Public Opinion
Excerpt from Critique of Public Opinion
The Principles of Parliamentarism
Excerpts from The Phantom Public
Excerpt from The Public and Its Problems
Excerpt from Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
The Rediscovery of the Public Sphere
The Public and the Private Realm
On Judgment and Politics
The Publice Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article
The Scientization of Politics and Public Opinion
Introduction to Public Sphere and Experience
The End of Public Culture
Debating the Public Sphere
The Blurring of Public and Private Behaviours
Societal Complexity and Public Opinion
Rethinking the Public Sphere: a Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy
Further Reflections on the Public Sphere
The Public and the Private Sphere: a Feminist Reconsideration
Public Intimacies, Private Citizens: Inequalities and the Pluralization of Public Spheres
The Political Public Sphere
The Public Sphere and Deliberative Democracy
On Legitimacy and Political Deliberation
Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy
Civil Society, Public Opinion, and Communicative Power
Three Normative Models of Democracy
The Sense of Reciprocity
The Idea of Public Reason Revisited
Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism?
Is the Ideal of a Deliberative Democracy Coherent?
The Political Public Sphere at Work: Public Opinion
The Nature of Personal Influence
Democratic Theory and Public Opinion
Opinion Research and Publicness
The Agenda-Setting Function of Mass Media
The Spiral of Silence: a Theory of Public Opinion
Public Opinion Does Not Exist
The Political Public Sphere at Work: Deliberation
Against Deliberation
Deliberation as Discussion
Good Citizens and Bad History: Today's Political Ideals in Historical Perspective
Measuring Publicity's Effect: Reconciling Empirical Research and Normative Theory
Political Communication in Media Society: Does Democracy Still Enjoy an Epistemic Dimension? The Impact of Normative Theory on Empirical Research
The Surprising Failures of Deliberating Groups
Disaggregating Deliberation's Effects: An Experiment within a Deliberative Poll
The Cultural Public Sphere
Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics
Discourses and Institutions
The Dialectic of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment
Letter to M. d'Alembert on the Theatre
Theater Considered as a Moral Institution
Institutions of the Public Sphere
Aesthetic Experience and Political Impact
On the Social Function of Literature
Tales of Sound and Fury: Observations on the Family Melodrama
History as Entertainment and Provocation: The TV Series 'Holocaust' in West Germany
On Theatre
On Uncle Tom's Cabin
Publics and Markets
Publics and Readers
The Bourgeois Family and the Institutionalization of a Privateness Oriented to an Audience
The Reading Public and the Rise of the Novel
Early Cinema: Whose Public Sphere?
Perspectives on Media and the Modern Public
Culture Industry Reconsidered
Free Time
Human Interest Stories and Democracy
Celebrity Culture and Public Connection: Bridge or Chasm?
Public Service Broadcasting and Modern Public Life
The Cultural Public Sphere
Beyond the Semantic 'Big Bang': Cultural Sociology and an Aesthetic Public Sphere
Identity, Identification and Imagination
The Origins of National Consciousness
Suppose James Brown Read Fanon: The Black Arts Movement, Cultural Nationalism and the Failure of Popular Musical Praxis
This Book Changes Lives: The 'Consciousness-Raising Novel' and Its Legacy
Taking Sides
The Discourse of Global Compassion: The Audience and Media Reporting of Human Suffering
Cultural Policy and the Public Sphere
Can a Liberal State Support Art?
The Media and the Public Sphere
Learning from Experience: Cultural Policies and Cultural Democracy in the 20th Century
Building the Digital Commons: Public Broadcasting in the Age of the Internet
The Future of The Public Sphere
The Internet as a Public Sphere
Cyberdemocracy: Internet and the Public Sphere
Democracy Online: Civility, Politeness, and the Democratic Potential of Online Political Discussion Groups
Dismantling the Digital Divide: Rethinking the Dynamics of Participation and Exclusion
The Internet, Public Spheres, and Political Communication: Dispersion and Deliberation
Whose Voice Is Heard in Online Deliberation? a Study of Participation and Representation in Political Debates on the Internet
Fragmentation and Segmentation
Public Sphere or Public Sphericules?
Against the Tide? Small Groups, Social Movements, and the Net
On Power Law Distributions, Network Topology, and Being Heard
Neither Hayek nor Habermas
Difference and Deliberation
Difference as a Resource for Democratic Communication
Deliberative Democracy, Self-determination, and Multiculturalism
Religion in the Public Sphere
Transnational Public Spheres
National and Transnational Public Spheres
Expanding Dialogue: The Internet, the Public Sphere and Prospects for Transnational Democracy
Beyond Migration: Islam as a Transnational Public Space
Television and the European Public Sphere
Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Post-Westphalian World
Global 24/7 News Providers: Emissaries of Global Dominance or Global Public Sphere?
The New Public Sphere: Global Civil Society, Communication Networks, and Global Governance
Uniting and Dividing: The European Public Sphere as an Unfinished Project
Pressure on Press Freedom: The Current Religious War on Freedom of Expression
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