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    Boundary Politics in the Public Sphere: Openness, Secrecy, and Leak.Agnes S. Ku - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (2):172-192.
    The issue of openness/secrecy has not received adequate attention in current discussion on the public sphere. Drawing on ideas in critical theory, political sociology, and cultural sociology, this article explores the cultural and political dynamics involved in the public sphere in modern society vis-à-vis the practice of open/secret politics by the state. It argues that the media, due to their publicist quality, are situated at the interface between publicity and secrecy, which thereby allows for struggles over the boundary of state (...)
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    The `Public' Up Against the State.Agnes S. Ku - 2001 - Theory, Culture and Society 18 (1):121-144.
    This article explores the cultural dimension in democratic struggle from the vantage point of the public sphere. It proposes that in the public sphere there take place competing and changing interpretations over the `public' through continuous articulation of two analytically distinct representations of public interest - democratic and communal discourses. In an empirical study of the recent credibility crisis in Hong Kong, the author demonstrates first, how the governing coalition sought to maintain its authority through a discourse of `administrative efficiency' (...)
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    Revisiting the Notion of “Public” in Habermas's Theory—Toward a Theory of Politics of Public Credibility.Agnes S. Ku - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (2):216-240.
    There exist around the notion of the public three different yet overlapping dichotomies posed on different levels of analysis: public (sphere) versus private (sphere), public versus mass, and publicness versus privacy/secrecy. Habermas's book ([1962]1989) incorporates all the three sets of dichotomy without resolving the contradictory meanings and bridging the gaps among them. As a result, his conception of the public sphere becomes paradoxical in terms, and it undertheorizes the cultural property of publicness. This article proposes an alternative conception of the (...)
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    Revisiting the Notion of “Public” in Habermas's Theory—Toward a Theory of Politics of Public Credibility.Agnes S. Ku - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (2):216-240.
    There exist around the notion of the public three different yet overlapping dichotomies posed on different levels of analysis: public (sphere) versus private (sphere), public versus mass, and publicness versus privacy/secrecy. Habermas's book ([1962]1989) incorporates all the three sets of dichotomy without resolving the contradictory meanings and bridging the gaps among them. As a result, his conception of the public sphere becomes paradoxical in terms, and it undertheorizes the cultural property of publicness. This article proposes an alternative conception of the (...)
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