Event publics are an empirical category that has hitherto remained untouched by the recent interest in the viability of a shared political public sphere at the European level. However, such event publics – understood as organized face-to-face encounters constituting concrete speaker-audience relationships – may turn out to play a relevant role in the construction of such a European public sphere. Taking its twin points of departure in the ongoing debate on the viability of a European public sphere as well as in the European Commission’s Plan D (and associated documents), this paper explores the role and deliberative potential of organized event publics from the perspective of the European public sphere conceptualized as a transnational community of communication. Do the framing processes observable when the Commission “goes local” support the claim that a transnational communicative context is emerging?
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2005|
|Event||CONNEX workshop on “Democratic Accountability and Legitimacy in the EU” - Uppsala|
Duration: 2005 Dec 1 → 2005 Dec 2
|Conference||CONNEX workshop on “Democratic Accountability and Legitimacy in the EU”|
|Period||2005/12/01 → 2005/12/02|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Political Science