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  • 1. Melbourne University March 2012
  • 2.  Concept of the State Theories of democracy What is the „public‟?
  • 3.  Absolutist or pluralist a)Absolutist- single ruler whose authority is law and power is undivided -hereditary monarchy or totalitarian state. b) Pluralist –power and authority is shared- constitutional monarchy, oligarchy, democracy
  • 4.  People saw the world as both a natural and human creation. People governing themselves. Democracy about limiting the power of the rulers.
  • 5. PAPPPPAPARTICIPATOR DEMOCRACY (participation)REPRESENTATIVE DIRECT
  • 6.  Direct democracies are ones in which all citizens have the right and responsibility to directly participate in political offices of the State. Origins in the Middle East and moved both West and East. Generally associated with small political entities; village, tribe, city state.
  • 7.  Representative democracies are ones where citizens elect people to represent them through specific purpose assemblies- Parliaments, Congress. Origins. Scale Representation and democracy.
  • 8.  “Monitory democracy is a Post- Westminster form of democracy in which power-monitoring ad power-sharing devices have begun to extend side- ways and downwards through the whole political order.. A brand new historical form” ( Keane p706) With the advent of monitory democracy.. “the architecture of democracy has begun fundamentally to change” ( Keane p706)
  • 9. DemocracyRepresentative Direct Monitory
  • 10. Consultation mechanisms and Scrutinisingmehanisms andactivities activitiesCitizens juries and assemblies Anti-corruption bodiesCommunity consultation Human rights organisationsParticipatory budgeting Conflict of interest boardsFocus groups Consumer protection organisationsAdvisory boards On-line petitions and blogsOpen houses Multinational watchdog bodiesPublic consultations Traditional and social media
  • 11.  A new form or a hybrid? Who monitors the „monitors‟ The role of social media; a new form of mass „hysteria? Political timidity and populism?
  • 12.  The public realm-classical The public realm- modern democratic State Public or publics?
  • 13. Public realm Private realmagora-realm of political activity oikos- realm of the family and the economy
  • 14. Private Public State
  • 15.  Concepts of the State, democracy , citizenship and „the public‟ change over time. Meaning of monitory democracy. Modern democracies comprise private and State realms with public sphere mediating between the two. Public realm is a regulatory realm in which opinions are formed
  • 16.  Public realm comprises many „publics. The nature of the relationship between public, private and State and whether one accepts that the public sphere is really a sphere of many publics is what underpins the changing views of public administration and how it should be conducted.

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