The republican socialist is an oxymoron

Freedom through participation. An oxymoron?

Participatory Media Cultures pp 69-87 | Cite as

  • Christian Swertz
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Part of the Media Education and Society book series (MUG, volume 25)


Due to its ubiquitous use, the concept of participation seems to be losing its media and societal critical content and thus its relevance for media education. This article examines this loss of meaning and, against this background, develops a proposal for a critical profiling of the concept of participation.

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