Parameter of public deliberation in transnational communicative terrains


Ingrid Volkmer
School of Culture and Communication,
University of Melbourne, Australia


This paper will address the needs for identifying methodologies for comparative research beyond the conventional models of methodological internationalism. We specifically require new approaches for comparative research of young generations across different society types (not only including the modern nation-state!). To identify these specific fine lined ‘reflexive’ spheres of engagement across a globalized digital landscape is becoming a key challenge for our discipline. This paper will set the stage for this discussion, based on results of a comparative survey among 14-17 year old youth in nine countries across all continents.