The Media and the Public Sphere: A Deliberative Model of Democracy

Häussler, Thomas (2017). The Media and the Public Sphere: A Deliberative Model of Democracy. New York: Routledge

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At the heart of modern democracy lies the public sphere, which is most centrally shaped by those actors that integrate it discursively: the mass media. The media draws together the different strands of political debates; they grant access to some actors and arguments, while excluding others, and thus decisively mould the political process. In this book, Thomas Häussler examines how the media reflects and reacts to the wider context in which they are embedded. More specifically, he focuses on whether their discourse demonstrates systematic differences with regard to the two main public sphere types that they co-constitute, according to deliberative theory, focusing in particular on the work of Jürgen Habermas. The Media and the Public Sphere promotes a deeper a more detailed understanding of the political process by foregrounding the complex relationships between the media and the public discourse they constitute. It examines how the media co-creates relationships of power, analyses the structure of these discursive networks, and illuminates the effects different deliberative coalition types have on political debates.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Mass Communication Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Häussler, Thomas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 190 Modern western philosophy
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Häussler

Date Deposited:

26 Sep 2018 09:56

Last Modified:

26 Sep 2018 09:56

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120129

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