“Listen, Communicate, Go Local” – Event Publics and the Construction of a European Public Sphere

Maximilian Conrad

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Abstract

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?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2005
EventCONNEX workshop on “Democratic Accountability and Legitimacy in the EU” - Uppsala
Duration: 2005 Dec 12005 Dec 2

Conference

ConferenceCONNEX workshop on “Democratic Accountability and Legitimacy in the EU”
Period2005/12/012005/12/02

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Political Science

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