Articles by Gary Shapcott

Gary Shapcott completed degrees in sociology at the University of Queensland (BA Hons 1977) and the University of Melbourne (MA 1982). He worked for many years in the Australian Transport Safety Bureau doing road safety research and statistics. His current work as a free-lance researcher and essayist focuses on citizen-led public policy. He lives in Canberra.

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Rebuilding the Public Sphere

For decades there has been concern in social and political theory about ‘the decline of the public sphere’. According to many prominent writers on the issue, an effective role for the public sphere in the exercise of political power is something that we have lost. For Hannah Arendt in her work The human condition (1958), societies in the modern age... Read More

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