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

Conrad, Maximilian LU (2005) CONNEX workshop on “Democratic Accountability and Legitimacy in the EU”
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... (More)
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? (Less)
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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?},
  author       = {Conrad, Maximilian},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {“Listen, Communicate, Go Local” – Event Publics and the Construction of a European Public Sphere},
  year         = {2005},
}