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Rethinking the Public: Innovations in Research, Theory and Politics

Mahony, Nick; Newman, Janet and Barnett, Clive eds. (2010). Rethinking the Public: Innovations in Research, Theory and Politics. Bristol: Policy Press.

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This book rethinks the public, public communication and public action in a globalising and mediated world. It develops novel theoretical perspectives for investigating the formation of publics, focusing on four overlapping processes: claiming publics; personalising publics; mediating publics; and becoming public.Using fascinating case studies, Rethinking the public offers a rich set of methodological resources on which other researchers can draw and foregrounds the need to interrogate the boundaries between theory, research and politics. It is ideal reading for higher level undergraduate and masters programmes in politics, geography, public policy, sociology, social policy, public administration and cultural studies.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Policy Press
ISBN: 1-84742-416-3, 978-1-84742-416-7
Keywords: publics, politics, mediation, public sphere, representation, claims-making, public communication
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 22827
Depositing User: Nick Mahony
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 15:20
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 09:51
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