Communication Institute for the Australian Communication Association
Place of publication
The 'coming republic' (Home, 1992) is a reference point in a public discourse about Australian citizenship and national identity. An analysis of this debate raises questions about the degree to which the mass media, as the site of a contemporary public sphere, facilitates democratic change and promotes or demotes the various interests competing for scarce speaking positions. This paper uses the Australian experience to question the ideologies that support the media as marketplace, and suggests the need for an alternative to liberal-democratic and pluralist approaches to theorising the public sphere.
Field of Research
190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective
970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
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