Public and Its Problems An Essay in Political Inquiry
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Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
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The revival of interest in pragmatism and its practical relevance for democracy has prompted a reconsideration of John Dewey's political philosophy. Dewey's The Public and Its Problems (1927) constitutes his richest and most systematic meditation on the future of democracy in an age of mass communication, governmental bureaucracy, social complexity, and pluralism. Drawing on his previous writings and prefiguring his later thinking, Dewey argues for the importance of civic participation and clarifies the meaning and role of the state, the proper relationship between the public and experts, and the source of democracy's legitimacy. These themes remain as important today as they were when More...
Melvin L. Rogers is assistant professor of politics at the University of Virginia where he teaches political theory.
|Introduction: Revisiting The Public and Its Problems|
|The Public and Its Problems: An Essay in Political Inquiry|
|Search for the Public|
|Discovery of the State|
|The Democratic State|
|The Eclipse of the Public|
|Search for the Great Community|
|The Problem of Method|
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