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Democracy and Postmodern Identity

Hercules Bantas

A Reluctant Geek Academic Guide

Published by The Reluctant Geek

Smashwords Edition

Melbourne, Australia

Copyright Hercules Bantas 2010

Author's Note

The Internet makes it difficult for people to tell exactly whom they are communicating with because online identity can often rely totally upon communicative interactions. Mark Poster argues that this uncertainty- the postmodern identity- can cause difficulties for some democratic public spheres. This article length guide examines Poster's arguments of the postmodern identity, then applies them to three different deliberative democracy theories- those of Rawls, Habermas, and Dryzek. Look out for other Reluctant Geek guides including J├╝rgen Habermas and Deliberative Democracy, John Rawls and Deliberative Democracy, John Dryzek and Deliberative Democracy, Deliberative Democracy Basics, Deliberative Democracy Essentials, Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Arc and the Internet, and The Propaganda Model and the Internet. All of which are available through Smashwords and all good ebooks vendors.

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