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:: Speech on political communication in media society (23-06-2006 20:34)
On June 20, 2006, Jürgen Habermas delivered a speech in Dresden to the International Communication Association (ICA).

The title was: ”Political communication in media society – Does democracy still enjoy an epistemic dimension? The impact of normative theory on empirical research”.

Topics:
1) Empirical references of normative theories of democracy
2) The truth tracking potential of political deliberation
3) The structure of mass-communication and the formation of considered public opinions
4) The power structure of the public sphere and the dynamics of mass-communication
5) Pathologies of political communication

Read the speech online here:
www.icahdq.org/Speech_by_Habermas.pdf

And his presentations here:
www.icahdq.org/Habermas_presentation.pdf

Thomas Gregersen