Communication Skills and Strategies 4
COMMUNICATIONSKILLS AND STRATEGIES
TheConcept and Theory of the Public Sphere
Thepublic sphere refers to an area in the social life of a communitywhere member come together to discuss issues affecting their lives.The discussions influence the political actions taken thereafter. Inthe public sphere the concealed information previously becomesgeneral knowledge to the public. The theory also looks into theinterrelation between the state and the market. The aspect ofneoliberals is brought in as well as consumption and citizenship thatare deemed to bring sophistication in reading of broadcast to connotethe public sphere. In the public sphere, the various discussions heldlead to coming u of a public opinion that is used to guide the publicdecision making
Thetheory of public sphere enjoys the benefit of being in tough with theneeds of the society since the discussions held are not the reserveof a few persons in the society. The discussions are all inclusivegiving a wider berth of the general public feeling. The discursivenature of the public sphere is the main strength since it is totallydifferent from market negotiations and involves a lot ofdeliberations in it. The recognition of its importance enablesdemocracy to thrive since various ideas get a chance of beingexpressed to the public limelight.
Theconcept of public sphere is continually being used in politics toensure that numerous public ideas get to be heard and considered bythe state. This increase the quality of decision made since publicparticipation has been factored in. The public participation acts asa springboard to accelerated economic growth.
However,it is difficult to understand Habermas since he advocated for thepublic sphere he also recognized the bourgeois public sphere thatwere known to discriminate based on status and marginalized somegroups. The bourgeois viewed themselves as the universal class anddisregarded the rest.
Thepersonalization of public life and politics
Theconsequences of shifting public attention from politics to politiciancan be of dire damage to a country. The shift to analyze privatelives of politicians could act as distracters to the democraticprocess since citizen are denied the chance to check on performanceand policy formulation by the government (Foley,2000, p 98). Alot of time and resources are a result wasted by the society.Additionally, it is not justified to publicize about lives ofpoliticians by the media.
Thepublic as a whole should note that it is not the quality of live anindividual politician’s life but the contribution to economicdevelopment(Foley, 2000, p 98). Thisis measured through the quality of policies made that are of nationalimportance. Additionally, the performance of the government as a unitis also considered hence shift from politics to politicians should beavoided.
Thereexists a clear difference between publishing and publicizing eventsor ideas. On one hand, publicize refers to the act f bringing topublic notice. The act is taken deliberately to ensure the publictakes notice. Publishing on the other hand refers to refers to theprocess through that information is produced and disseminated in formof music, literature. Once the information is published it viewableby all interested parties.
Inthe day to lives we acquire information through various mediumsnamely television, radio, newspapers, journals, blogs, magazines andover the social media(Given, 2003, p 63). .The source of information that I trust most is the newspapers thatare duly registered and have a national circulation. This is wellexplained by the fact that they can be held legally responsible forgiving misleading information. On the contrary, the source ofinformation that I trust less is the social media due to being proneto hackers
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