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The Jusphilosophical and Legal Foundations of Communication Law: An Analysis from the Perspective of Jurgen Habermas s Thought

Grant number: 08/08726-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2009
Effective date (End): April 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law - Theory of Law
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Carlos Bianca Bittar
Grantee:Vitor Souza Lima Blotta
Host Institution: Faculdade de Direito (FD). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:98/14262-5 - Center for the Study of Violence, AP.CEPID


This project aims to delineate the main objectives, theoretical basis and justifications, as well as the first outlines of the arguments that are intended to serve as basis for the following thesis: tracing the research paths opened by Jürgen Habermas's philosophy of law project in Faktizität und Geltung (1992), by which the legitimate formation of a democratic rule of law depends on the openness of the mediatic public sphere to create a "constitutionally channeled" circulation of public communications between civil society and political system, it becomes clear an urgent need for a historical and philosophical reconstruction of the self-understanding of the internal relation between communication and law, within which can be identified, and normatively justified, the basic principles of a Communication Law as an autonomous legal discipline that could enhance the vitality of complex societies' public spheres, and thus promote the self-construction of a substantively democratic social integration.

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BLOTTA, Vitor Souza Lima. Communication law: reconstruction of the normative principles of the political public sphere through thr thouhgt of Jürgen Habermas.. 2012. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Direito (FD/SBD) São Paulo.

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