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Refeudalisation revisited: The destruction of deliberative democracy

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posted on 26.03.2018, 15:08 by Graham Murdock
Donald Trump’s election as American President and the successful referendum campaign to exit the EU in Britain have prompted renewed interest in the challenges posed to deliberative democracy by right-wing populism. This paper returns to the research on authoritarianism developed by the Frankfurt School in Germany and the United States, and particularly to their emphasis on the performative construction of appeals, and to Jurgen Habermas’s later characterisation of the translation of citizens into spectating subjects as a refeudalisation of the public sphere, and argues that these analyses continue to provide indispensable resources for understanding contemporary developments.

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  • Loughborough University London

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Javnost - The Public Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture

Volume

25

Issue

1-2

Pages

43-50

Citation

MURDOCK, G., 2018. Refeudalisation revisited: The destruction of deliberative democracy. Javnost - The Public, 25(1-2), pp. 43-50.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis © EURICOM

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Javnost - The Public Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture on 09 Feb 2018, available online: 09 Feb 2018

Publication date

2018

ISSN

1318-3222

eISSN

1854-8377

Language

en

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