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Author: Tauel Harper
ISBN: 1433109115
Pages: 179 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; First printing edition (February 16, 2011)
Language: English
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e-Book Democracy in the Age of New Media: The Politics of the Spectacle epub download

by Tauel Harper



In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak.

In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak. Democratic politics, by comparison, remain far from engaging. A society obsessed with spectacles results in a complete misfiring of t In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak.

Tauel Harper has published articles on democracy and new technology as well as the importance of experimentation in play. He currently lectures in communication studies at the University of Western Australia.

Democracy in the Age of New Media: The Politics of. .In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak. This book uses critical democratic theory to outline the effects of consumer culture on citizenship.

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This article explores the effects of new media upon representative democracy. The news media play a key role in mediating politics and are an important component of deliberative and decision making processes in modern democracies

This article explores the effects of new media upon representative democracy. It begins by considering the lessons from studies of the effects of previous communication media, such as television. A survey of British MPs' use of and attitudes towards new media is reported, as is another survey of British citizens' attitudes towards new media and political institutions  . The news media play a key role in mediating politics and are an important component of deliberative and decision making processes in modern democracies. This chapter is divided into two main sections dealing with different topics.

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By Henry A. Giroux, TruthoutThe following excerpt from "Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino . This is an issue that both characterizes and threatens any viable notion of democracy in the United States in the current historical moment.

This is an issue that both characterizes and threatens any viable notion of democracy in the United States in the current historical moment.

New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP), Vol. 38, 2006. 42 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2008. See all articles by Jean d'Aspremont. Sciences Po Law School; University of Manchester - School of Law. Date Written: 2006. I argue that a distinction must be drawn between the legitimacy of origin and the legitimacy of exercise.

The spectacle is a central notion in the Situationist theory, developed by Guy Debord in his 1967 book, The Society of the Spectacle. In the general sense, the spectacle refers to "the autocratic reign of the market economy which had acceded to an irresponsible sovereignty, and the totality of new techniques of government which accompanied this reign. It also exists in its limited sense, where spectacle means the mass media, which are "its most glaring superficial manifestation

In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak.

In the age of the spectacle, democracy has never looked so bleak. Our world, saturated with media and marketing, endlessly confronts us with spectacles vying for our attention: from Apple and 9/11 to Facebook and the global financial crisis. Democratic politics, by comparison, remain far from engaging. A society obsessed with spectacles results in a complete misfiring of the democratic system. This book uses critical democratic theory to outline the effects of consumer culture on citizenship. It highlights the importance that public space plays in creating the critical culture necessary for a healthy democracy, and outlines how contemporary ‘public’ spaces – shopping centres, the Internet, social networking sites and suburban communities – contribute to this culture. Terrorism, ecological destruction and the financial crisis are also outlined as symptoms of the politics of the spectacle. The book concludes with some basic principles and novel suggestions which could be employed to avoid the pitfalls inherent in our spectacular existence.