Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

2015.02.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy Fraser et al., Transnationalizing the Public Sphere, Kate Nash (ed.), Polity, 2014, 168pp., $17.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.02.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy Fraser et al., Transnationalizing the Public Sphere, Kate Nash (ed.), Polity, 2014, 168pp., $17.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745650593. Reviewed by Kenneth Baynes, Syracuse University This collection offers an excellent introduction to recent discussions about the public sphere and its applicability at the global or transnational level. It will also be of interest to readers interested in the wider topic of democratization beyond the nation-state. The volume contains a lead essay by Nancy Fraser followed by five critical responses representing very different perspectives and a final reply by Fraser. The idea of a public sphere that could serve a critical social function has been around at least since Kant. For Kant, the public sphere referred to a public reasoning about the common good among private citizens -- that is, citizens precisely not in the role of public or governmental officials -- that would serve. . .

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