Who Will Watch the Watchmen? How the Media is Undermining Democratic Culture
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Who Will Watch the Watchmen? How the Media is Undermining Democratic Culture

Who Will Watch the Watchmen? How the Media is Undermining Democratic Cultur...

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Saint Lucia, QLD, Australia

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ABC Online's Editor of Religion and Ethics joins the Emmanuel Centre once more to examine the role of the media in our democracy. The very nature of democratic political orders is to remain in a state of ‘crisis’ – that is, the deliberative practices, the basis of political legitimacy and the internal forms of accountability inherent to ‘democracy’ prevent democracies from ever reaching a final or decisive form. But what happens when these counter-democratic forces (to use Pierre Rosanvallon’s phrase), whose purpose is to chasten democratic orders and enhance their just and transparent character, break free from their political ends and begin to corrode democracy itself? Should the media now be classed as one such un- or even anti-political force? 

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