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Unformatted text preview: Public Sphere Jurgen Habermas Public Sphere o Collection of private individuals o Discuss matters of common concern and debate issues o Forms public opinion o Characterized by rational-critical debate o State, corporations not part of public sphere o Newspapers, magazines, tv, radio are media of public sphere Normative Theory o Ideal Type Group of private individuals who create a public body to influence society Access guaranteed to all citizens Citizens have unrestricted freedom to communicate Individuals put aside private interests and deliberate about truth and the collective good Ideas subjected to scrutiny through principle of publicity; universal public opinion emerges Aim to arrive at consensus and decisions that is acted upon by state Mediates relations between civil society and state Historical Account o Transformation in 18 th Century western Europe o Pre-public sphere: representative publicity o Three aspects to emergence of public sphere Economic capitalism Bourgeois constitutional state...
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- Winter '07
- Mass Media