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Structural transformation and democratic public spaces: Reflections on Habermas and the 2014 Tshwane State of the Capital City Address

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dc.contributor.author Bentley, Wessel
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-11T05:21:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-11T05:21:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Bentley, W., 2014, ‘Structural transformation and democratic public spaces: Reflections on Habermas and the 2014 Tshwane State of the Capital City Address’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(3), Art. #2755, 8 pages. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/hts.v70i3.2755 en
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14566
dc.description.abstract Judging by the immense global academic interaction with his work, Jürgen Habermas’s social theory, with particular reference to structural transformation of the public sphere and democracy, is one of the most constructive models for understanding the role and function of citizens in forming healthy societies. This article investigates the recent 2014 Tshwane State of the City Address in light of Habermas’s theory. Is Habermas’s theory relevant to the South African urban context? Do African cities like Tshwane subscribe to the Habermasean social formula or does it understand the public sphere in ways that require an amended interpretation of what Habermas conveys? This article provides a theological-ethical perspective on this Habermasean investigation of the 2014 Tshwane ‘State of the Capital City Address’. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hervormde Teologiese Tydskrif en
dc.subject Transformation, democracy, Habermas en
dc.title Structural transformation and democratic public spaces: Reflections on Habermas and the 2014 Tshwane State of the Capital City Address en
dc.type Article en


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