Tag Archives: Habermas

AR; Mind the gap

I’ve been reading about various models of democracy lately, and started to wonder about alternatives to the threefold distinction between the ideal types of liberal individualist, republican and deliberative models. This typology seems to have gained quite a bit of … Continue reading

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AR; Three models of democratic communication

Measuring the deliberative qualities of online instances of discussion is good – but the framework of measurement could be expanded, so that “instead of discarding non-deliberative posts as conceptual detritus, the framework would allow them to be contextualized alongside deliberative … Continue reading

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Operationalizing deliberation

I’ve been, for some time, working on conceptualizing and operationalizing “deliberation” – after all, this is what I’ll look for in analysing the discussions on social news websites. Janssen and Kies (2005) offer a comprehensive rundown on previous attempts at … Continue reading

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AR; Against Deliberation

…so is the title of an essay by Lynn M. Sanders, originally published in 1997 in Political Theory. (No link this time.) What is this about? Well, deliberation, says Sanders, is perhaps too often regarded as some kind of panacea … Continue reading

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Correspondence – reflections on Dimitra Milioni’s article

What follows below is some reflections on┬áDimitra L. Milioni‘s recent article “Probing the online counterpublic sphere: the case of Indymedia Athens”, published in Media, Culture & Society. It’s long(ish). You’ve been warned.

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Correspondence –

– or in fact just an exchange of e-mails with my supervisor Tarmo Malmberg. Once again, this is as much of a reminder for myself as it is anything else. “Dear Andr├ís, […] On the basis of your presentation on … Continue reading

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In the defense of Habermas

I’m at the moment enrolled in a web course – run by the University of Tampere -, called “Current issues in Communication Studies: Perspectives on Democracy and Citizenship.” One of the tasks during this course has been to comment on … Continue reading

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