Melbourne University        March 2012
   Concept of the State   Theories of democracy   What is the „public‟?
   Absolutist or pluralist   a)Absolutist- single ruler whose authority is    law and power is undivided -hereditary    ...
   People saw the world as both a natural and    human creation.   People governing themselves.   Democracy about limit...
PAPPPPAPARTICIPATOR       DEMOCRACY      (participation)REPRESENTATIVE      DIRECT
   Direct democracies are ones in which all    citizens have the right and responsibility to    directly participate in p...
   Representative democracies are ones where    citizens elect people to represent them    through specific purpose assem...
   “Monitory democracy is a Post- Westminster form    of democracy in which power-monitoring ad    power-sharing devices ...
DemocracyRepresentative          Direct             Monitory
Consultation mechanisms and      Scrutinisingmehanisms andactivities                       activitiesCitizens juries and a...
   A new form or a hybrid?   Who monitors the „monitors‟   The role of social media; a new form of mass    „hysteria? ...
   The public realm-classical   The public realm- modern democratic State   Public or publics?
Public realm                    Private realmagora-realm of political activity   oikos- realm of                          ...
Private   Public   State
   Concepts of the State, democracy    , citizenship and „the public‟ change over    time.   Meaning of monitory democra...
   Public realm comprises many „publics.   The nature of the relationship between    public, private and State and wheth...
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  1. 1. Melbourne University March 2012
  2. 2.  Concept of the State Theories of democracy What is the „public‟?
  3. 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. 4.  People saw the world as both a natural and human creation. People governing themselves. Democracy about limiting the power of the rulers.
  5. 5. PAPPPPAPARTICIPATOR DEMOCRACY (participation)REPRESENTATIVE DIRECT
  6. 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. 7.  Representative democracies are ones where citizens elect people to represent them through specific purpose assemblies- Parliaments, Congress. Origins. Scale Representation and democracy.
  8. 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. 9. DemocracyRepresentative Direct Monitory
  10. 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. 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. 12.  The public realm-classical The public realm- modern democratic State Public or publics?
  13. 13. Public realm Private realmagora-realm of political activity oikos- realm of the family and the economy
  14. 14. Private Public State
  15. 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. 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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