The Competent Public Sphere: Global Political Economy, Dialogue and the Contemporary Workplace

The Competent Public Sphere: Global Political Economy, Dialogue and the Contemporary Workplace

by J. Roberts

Hardcover(2009)

$115.00

Overview

Suggesting that an expressive ideology hasarisen within the workplace public sphere around the theme of 'competence', this bookexplores thehegemony of global finance and the fetishism of the new economy, exposing the dilemmas of the competence agenda, and illustrating how competence is played out in the workplace public sphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230008731
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/20/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JOHN MICHAEL ROBERTSis Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communication at Brunel University, UK.Hehas researched and written about the public sphere, free speech, voluntary activity and social theory.His previous publicationsinclude The Aesthetics of Free Speech: Rethinking the Public Sphere; Realism, Discourse and Deconstruction (co-edited) and After Habermas: New Perspectives on the Public Sphere (co-edited).

Table of Contents

Introducing Competence and the Public Sphere The New Economy The New Economy as the Fetish of Financialisation The Competent Public Sphere of the New Economy Democracy and Participation in the Competent Public Sphere Silencing the Thematic Utterances of Workers Trade Unions, Participation, and the Proletarian Public Sphere Conclusion: Towards a Socialist Public Sphere

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