The discourse of democracy relies on popular government/the public as the rulers of a nation, a relationship between a public and elected representatives. The political process, and the philosophy, is widely acknowledged and adapted into modern western society. But for a democracy to function, it requires a public dedicated to its progression. This paper examines the thoughts and theories on the topic through two American books from the 1920's, that caused a debate which ideas still are recon with as relevant today. The books are author, journalist and political thinker Walter Lippmanns «The Phantom Public», and philosopher John Deweys responds; «The Public and its Problems». The analysis is a comparison of these two selected works, in which definitions and problems of democracy are debated.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jan. 2016|
|Vejledere||Martin Ejsing Christensen|