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Public is a word in the English language, either an adjective or a noun with these meanings:- (adjective) "of or pertaining to the people; (adjective) "relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community"; opposed to "private"; (noun) "the people of a nation not affiliated with the government of that nation: the people" (noun) "Public to the general body of mankind or of a nation, state, or community"; (noun, indefinite) the public; also, a particular body or aggretion of people; as, an author's public. specimens (adjective):- the public treasury / a public road / "public network" means a network that is regulated as a common carrier.

  • Aggens (1983) in the paper titled "Identifying different levels of public interest in participation" states: "There is no single public, but different levels of public based on differing levels of interest and ability".

Selected bibliography

  1. Dewey, John (1954) Public & Its Problems, Swallow Press ISBN 0-8040-0254-1
  2. Habermas, Jürgen (1989) The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society, (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought), Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press ISBN 0-262-58108-6
  3. Habermas, Jürgen (1985) The Theory of Communicative Action, Volume 2: Lifeworld and System: a critique of functionalist reason; Cambridge, Mass.: Beacon Press ISBN 0-8070-1401-X
  4. Hannay, Alastair (2005) On the Public Routledge ISBN 0-415-32792-X
  5. Kierkegaard, Søren (2002) A Literary Review; Alastair Hannay (trans.) London: Penguin ISBN 0-14-044801-2
  6. Lippmann, Walter. The Phantom Public (Library of Conservative Thought), Transaction Publishers; Reprint edition, January 1, 1993, ISBN 1-56000-677-3.
  7. Mayhew, Leon H. The New Public: Professional Communication and the Means of Social Influence, (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies), Cambridge University Press, September 28, 1997, ISBN 0-521-48493-6.
  8. Sennett, Richard. The Fall of Public Man W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition, June 1992, ISBN 0-393-30879-0.

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Simple English

The word Public can mean different things.

  • It can be an adjective. In that case it refers to something which belongs to all members of a certain group of people. E.g. a public road.
  • As a noun it can refer to a group of people.









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