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dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Clive
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T06:28:32Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T06:28:32Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationBarnett, C. (2014). Theorising emergent public spheres: negotiating democracy, development, and dissent. Acta Academica: Special issue: Rethinking the publics, 46(1), 1-21.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/2953
dc.description.abstractThis article outlines an analytical framework for investigating the variable formation of public life. It suggests that theoretical accounts of the public sphere and related ideas should be thought of less as normative models to be applied to new contexts, and more as providing questions as to how different values of publicness emerge in new situations. It is suggested that the South African experience of public formation since the 1990s can inform the development of this type of framework, insofar as it challenges some of the normative assumptions built into academic, activist and policy understandings of the form and context of public life. The plurality of values associated with ideas of publicness is elaborated through a discussion of the grammars of public value; the specifically public content of publicness is shown to revolve around ideas of sharing as partaking, and three paradigms of public action are identified. The article concludes by identifying three dimensions around which the investigation and evaluation of emergent public formations might be organised.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic lifeen_ZA
dc.titleTheorising emergent public spheres: negotiating democracy, development, and dissenten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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