Public Space and Democracy

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Marcel Hénaff, Tracy B. Strong
U of Minnesota Press, 2001 - Political Science - 240 pages
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Moving from classical Greece to the present, Public Space and Democracy provides both historical accounts and a comparative analytical framework for understanding public space both as a place and as a product of various media, from speech to the Internet. These essays make a powerful case for thinking of modern technological developments not as the end of public space, but as an opportunity for reframing the idea of the public and of the public space as the locus of power.
  

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Contents

Public Space and Political Autonomy in Early Greek Cities
41
Reason and Representation in Hobbes
53
Representation of Power Power of Representation
66
Popular Societies in
79
Aristophanes in America
95
Stages of Democracy
129
Theatricality in the Public Realm of Hannah Arendt
144
An Approach to the Question
172
Writing Property and Power
189
Arresting Suburban Sprawl
201
Public Space Virtual Space and Democracy
221
Contributors
233
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About the author (2001)

Henaff is a philosopher and anthropologist.

Tracy B. Strong is distinguished professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is a former editor of "Political Theory "and the author or editor of many books, including "Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration", "Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Politics of the Ordinary", and" The Many and the One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World".

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