Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
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'however, as soon as private interests, collectively organized, were compelled to assume political form, the public sphere necessarily became an arena in which conflicts also had to be settled that transformed the structure of political compromise from the ground up. the public sphere was burdened with the tasks of settling conflicts of interest that could not be accommodated within the classical forms of parliamentary consensus and agreement; their settlements bore the marks of their origins in the sphere of the market. compromise literally had to be haggled out, produced temporarily through pressure and counterpressure and supported directly only through the unstable equilibrium of a power constellation between state apparatus and interest groups...'

it goes on about this topic for a while. it begins in a chapter called 'the transmuted function of the principle of publicity', which, at the moment, is not exactly what i am looking for. but still. we will see.

p 198.

habermas.
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