Politiikka, media ja auktoriteetti

Politics, Media and Authority

What are the specific forms and structures of action and argumentation in a political system that is constituted not as a system of representation but as a system of presentation? At stake here is a system in which the thing done and the maker or author tend to take the form of a thing (authority). The structural form of communication is a paradox or "a double bind" because it communicates without the mediation of meaningful language or community the singularity; its actual expressions are alarm, dread and anxiety, its content is command and its goal is submission without discus-sion. These are the terms that determine both the functioning of the media system and the argumentation in contemporary social sciences. It is also demonstrated that as modes of control they lead to failure and that to understand the functioning of social system it is necessary to reach beyond the simple goal of submission.

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