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    Public connection

    Markham, Tim (2015) Public connection. In: Mazzoleni, G. (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781118290750 / 1118290755.

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    Public connection refers to an orientation on the part of citizens toward an arena in which issues of shared concern are deliberated and potentially resolved. It differs from political interest in that it does not presume that that to which individuals collectively attend is narrowly political in content, although not allowing that anything collectively attended to can form the basis of a deliberative space. Public connection further differs from public engagement in that it does not presume that the quality of connection is stable and substantive, nor that its experience is rewarding and empowering. Public connection is a heuristic rather than normative term, whose presence or absence can be empirically ascertained.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): citizenship, media and society, political communication, sociology of culture and media
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Tim Markham
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 12:46
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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