Research group seminar with presentation from Hallvard Moe.
“Deliberative systems theory and citizens’ use of online media: testing a critical theory of democracy on a high achiever”
Hallvard Moe is a professor in Media Studies at the University of Bergen. His interest area revolve around questions of how the media matter for democracy, and of how well the idea that the media constitute the infrastructure for the public sphere where the citizens can present their problems for the rulers works in practice in different times through history, with different media technologies, and under different regimes. Moe is head of the research project “Media Use, Culture and Public Connection: Freedom of Information in the ‘Age of Big Data’” (MeCIn), funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project, which runs from 2016-2019, aims to investigate how citizens in Norway today experience their freedom of information, and how different groups use media and cultural arenas to orient themselves towards the public – or not.
The seminar is part of the RDV seminar series – a collaboration between the Research Group Law, Democracy and Welfare at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Center for Research on Discretion and Paternalism (UiB) and the Center for Law and Social Transformation – Lawtransform (UiB/CMI).