Offering insightful case studies to illustrate this new theory of the global public sphere, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars of media and communication studies , and social and political theory.
1 Public Territories and the Imagining of Political Community 11
2 Post–Territoriality in Spheres of Public Assemblages 53
3 From Reflexive Modernity to Reflective Globalization:
The Public Space of Inbetween–Ness 91
4 Public Interdependence, Interlocutors and the Matrix of
5 From the Public Sphere to Public Horizons 163
Ulrich Beck, University of Munich
. "Where now do we think, reflect and deliberate? Can the complexities of today s political reflexivities be contained within the borders of national territory? In this exhilarating and diversely grounded book, Ingrid Volkmer compels us to develop new and conceptually challenging answers to these questions. It is a landmark work of scholarship for the age of communicative globalization."
Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science
. "Few concepts have been as central to understanding the interrelationship among individuals, civil society and the state as Habermas s 'public sphere'. And few scholars have addressed the need to rethink this concept in light of globalization and the spread of digital communication with the sophistication demonstrated by Ingrid Volkmer in
The Global Public Sphere."
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania