11. The “Global Public Sphere”

A Critical Reappraisal1

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Kai Hafez

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch11

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Hafez, K. (2012) The “Global Public Sphere”, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Erfurt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • “Global Public Sphere” critical reappraisal, systems theory and mass communication;
  • inter- and transnational, as inter- and transcultural communication;
  • network-like communication ascribed to states/cultures, and problems;
  • areas gaining cohesion across state borders, mass media, as a third dimension;
  • system connectivity, and interconnectedness in literature;
  • connectivity of journalism, in a new light under globalization;
  • three forms of cultural change, in debates on globalization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • System Connectivity

  • System Change

  • System Interdependence

  • Notes

  • References