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Public sphere and power

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Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Mojca Pajnik


  • Asst. Prof. Jelena Kleut
  • Assoc. Prof. Ilija Tomanić-Trivundža


Elective general




First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Communication studies - Marketing Communication and Public Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Journalism
  • Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State
  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

The course addresses the questions of public communication and/as political power. It addresses historical conceptualizations of notions of the public, public sphere and public opinion, as well as the role of the political public sphere in democracy. Students learn about the development of the public from a social category and its transformations into a measurable aggregate in the form of polling, and algorithmically generated communicative visibility. The course also focuses on the analysis of the selected topics, which will be on agenda of public discussions during the time the course will take place.

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Curriculum was last modified on: 28.02.2023