Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Śląskiej, Organizacja i Zarządzanie, z. 75 (2014), s. 9-17
The article is focused on the fact how Internet’s popularization
affected the definition of the public sphere. In the first part classical concepts of
this issue - Hannah Arendt’s, Bruce Ackerman’s and Jürgen Habermas’ - have
been presented. In the next part classical visions of the public sphere have been reinterpreted,
based on the examples of present civil engagement. It has been
defined which of their constitutive elements seem to be still valid and which have
lost their significance as a result of the development of Internet.