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The Liquefaction of Publicness: Communication, Democracy and the Public Sphere in the Internet Age (Paperback)

The Liquefaction of Publicness: Communication, Democracy and the Public Sphere in the Internet Age By Slavko Splichal (Editor) Cover Image
By Slavko Splichal (Editor)
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The successful Brexit referendum campaign; Donald Trump's election; and the rise of right-wing nationalist-populist political parties and movements - all of these events have incited renewed interest in public communication and the internetised media, deliberative democracy and public spheres, challenged by an informational abundance that generates a communicative liquefaction of publicness and politics.

This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the journal Javnost - The Public, bringing together internationally renowned scholars from 20 countries to discuss topical issues in contemporary media and communication research. It focuses on challenging issues of the changing nature of publicness and the public sphere in the internet age, issues of democracy and the crisis of public communication and the tasks of media and communication research as a social practice. It critically reflects on the democratisation crisis and the demise of popular and scholarly optimism, which the emerging internet inspired in early 1990s, when Javnost - The Public was founded.

About the Author


Slavko Splichal is Professor of Communication and Public Opinion in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a fellow of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is Founder and Director of the European Institute for Communication and Culture and Editor of its journal Javnost - The Public.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367586539
ISBN-10: 0367586533
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 270
Language: English
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