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The Public Sphere

The Public Sphere

Four Volume Set
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December 2010 | 1 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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: Discovering the Public Sphere

Volume Two: The Political Public Sphere

Volume Three: The Cultural Public Sphere

Volume Four: The Future of the Public Sphere

Part 1: Inventing the Public Sphere
Speech to the Electors of Bristol Edmund Burke
An Answer to the Question: 'What Is Enlightenment?' Immanuel Kant
On Public Opinion Alexander Hamilton
On Public Opinion Jacques Peuchet
Excerpt from Critique of the Power of Judgment Immanuel Kant
Public Opinion James Madison
Excerpt from Toward Perpetual Peace Immanuel Kant
Excerpt from The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns Benjamin Constant
Excerpt from Elements of the Philosophy of Right W.F. Hegel
Excerpt from On Liberty John Stuart Mill
Part 2: 'Mass Society', Democracy and Public Opinion
Excerpt from Critique of Public Opinion Ferdinand Tönnies
The Principles of Parliamentarism Carl Schmitt
Excerpts from The Phantom Public Walter Lippmann
Excerpt from The Public and Its Problems John Dewey
Excerpt from Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Joseph A. Schumpeter
Part 3: The Rediscovery of the Public Sphere
The Public and the Private Realm Hannah Arendt
On Judgment and Politics Hannah Arendt
The Publice Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article J rgen Habermas
The Scientization of Politics and Public Opinion J rgen Habermas
Introduction to Public Sphere and Experience Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge
The End of Public Culture Richard Sennett
Part 4: Debating the Public Sphere
The Blurring of Public and Private Behaviours Joshua Meyrowitz
Societal Complexity and Public Opinion Niklas Luhmann
Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy Nancy Fraser
Further Reflections on the Public Sphere J rgen Habermas
The Public and the Private Sphere: A Feminist Reconsideration Joan B. Landes
Public Intimacies, Private Citizens: Inequalities and the Pluralization of Public Spheres Ken Plummer
Part 1: The Public Sphere and Deliberative Democracy
On Legitimacy and Political Deliberation Bernard Manin
Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy Joshua Cohen
Civil Society, Public Opinion, and Communicative Power J rgen Habermas
Three Normative Models of Democracy J rgen Habermas
The Sense of Reciprocity Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
The Idea of Public Reason Revisited John Rawls
Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism? Chantal Mouffe
Is the Ideal of a Deliberative Democracy Coherent? Cristina Lafont
Part 2: The Political Public Sphere at Work: Public Opinion
The Nature of Personal Influence Paul Lazarsfeld, Bernard Berelson and Hazel Gaudet
Democratic Theory and Public Opinion Bernard Berelson
Opinion Research and Publicness Theodor W. Adorno
The Agenda-Setting Function of Mass Media Maxwell E. McCombs and Donald L. Shaw
The Spiral of Silence: A Theory of Public Opinion Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
Public Opinion Does Not Exist Pierre Bourdieu
Part 3: The Political Public Sphere at Work: Deliberation
Against Deliberation Lynn M. Sanders
Deliberation as Discussion James D. Fearon
Good Citizens and Bad History: Today's Political Ideals in Historical Perspective Michael Schudson
Measuring Publicity's Effect: Reconciling Empirical Research and Normative Theory Simone Chambers
Political Communication in Media Society: Does Democracy Still Enjoy an Epistemic Dimension? The Impact of Normative Theory on Empirical Research J rgen Habermas
The Surprising Failures of Deliberating Groups Cass R. Sunstein
Disaggregating Deliberation's Effects: An Experiment within a Deliberative Poll Cynthia Farrar et al
Part 1: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics
Discourses and Institutions
The Dialectic of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment Immanuel Kant
Letter to M. d'Alembert on the Theatre Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Theater Considered as a Moral Institution Friedrich Schiller
Institutions of the Public Sphere J rgen Habermas
Society Theodor W. Adorno
Aesthetic Experience and Political Impact
On the Social Function of Literature Hans Robert Jauss
Tales of Sound and Fury: Observations on the Family Melodrama Thomas Elsaesser
History as Entertainment and Provocation: The TV Series 'Holocaust' in West Germany Siegfried Zielinski
On Theatre Bertolt Brecht
On Uncle Tom's Cabin Henry Louis Gates Jr and Hollis Robbins
Part 2: Publics and Markets
Publics and Readers
The Bourgeois Family and the Institutionalization of a Privateness Oriented to an Audience J rgen Habermas
The Reading Public and the Rise of the Novel Ian Watt
Early Cinema: Whose Public Sphere? Miriam Hansen
Perspectives on Media and the Modern Public
Culture Industry Reconsidered Theodor W. Adorno
Free Time Theodor W. Adorno
Human Interest Stories and Democracy Helen MacGill Hughes
Celebrity Culture and Public Connection: Bridge or Chasm? Nick Couldry and Tim Markham
Public Service Broadcasting and Modern Public Life Paddy Scannell
The Cultural Public Sphere Jim McGuigan
Beyond the Semantic 'Big Bang': Cultural Sociology and an Aesthetic Public Sphere Paul Jones
Section 3: Identity, Identification and Imagination
The Origins of National Consciousness Benedict Anderson
Suppose James Brown Read Fanon: The Black Arts Movement, Cultural Nationalism and the Failure of Popular Musical Praxis Michael Hanson
This Book Changes Lives: The 'Consciousness-Raising Novel' and Its Legacy Imelda Whelehan and Maroula Joannou
Taking Sides Luc Boltanski
The Discourse of Global Compassion: The Audience and Media Reporting of Human Suffering Birgitta Höijer
Part 4: Cultural Policy and the Public Sphere
Can a Liberal State Support Art? Ronald Dworkin
The Media and the Public Sphere Nicholas Garnham
Learning from Experience: Cultural Policies and Cultural Democracy in the 20th Century Jostein Gripsrud
Building the Digital Commons: Public Broadcasting in the Age of the Internet Graham Murdock
Part 1: The Internet as a Public Sphere
Cyberdemocracy: Internet and the Public Sphere Mark Poster
Democracy Online: Civility, Politeness, and the Democratic Potential of Online Political Discussion Groups Zizi Papacharissi
Dismantling the Digital Divide: Rethinking the Dynamics of Participation and Exclusion Graham Murdock and Peter Golding
The Internet, Public Spheres, and Political Communication: Dispersion and Deliberation Peter Dahlgren
Whose Voice Is Heard in Online Deliberation? A Study of Participation and Representation in Political Debates on the Internet Steffen Albrecht
Todd Gitlin
Part 2: Fragmentation and Segmentation
Public Sphere or Public Sphericules?  
Publicity John Keane
Against the Tide? Small Groups, Social Movements, and the Net Robert D. Putnam
On Power Law Distributions, Network Topology, and Being Heard Yochai Benkler
Neither Hayek nor Habermas Cass R. Sunstein
Part 3: Difference and Deliberation
Difference as a Resource for Democratic Communication Iris Marion Young
Deliberative Democracy, Self-determination, and Multiculturalism Seyla Benhabib
Religion in the Public Sphere J rgen Habermas
Part 4: Transnational Public Spheres
National and Transnational Public Spheres Bernhard Peters
Expanding Dialogue: The Internet, the Public Sphere and Prospects for Transnational Democracy James Bohman
Beyond Migration: Islam as a Transnational Public Space John R. Bowen
Television and the European Public Sphere Jostein Gripsrud
Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Post-Westphalian World Nancy Fraser
Global 24/7 News Providers: Emissaries of Global Dominance or Global Public Sphere? Simon Cottle and Mugdha Rai
The New Public Sphere: Global Civil Society, Communication Networks, and Global Governance Manuel Castells
Uniting and Dividing: The European Public Sphere as an Unfinished Project Hans-Jörg Trenz
Pressure on Press Freedom: The Current Religious War on Freedom of Expression Frederik Stjernfelt

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