Public is of or pertaining to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. Public is also defined as the people of a nation not affiliated with the government of that nation.

Public to the general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; "the people", indefinitely; as, "the public"; also, a particular body or aggretion of people; as, "an author's public". "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".

elected bibliography

# Dewey, John. "Public & Its Problems", Swallow Press, June 1954, ISBN 0-8040-0254-1.
# Habermas, Jürgen. "The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society", (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought), The MIT Press; Reprint edition, August 28, 1991, ISBN 0-262-58108-6.
# Habermas, Jürgen. "The Theory of Communicative Action, Volume 2: Lifeword and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason," Thomas McCarthy (Translator), Beacon Press; Reprint edition, 1987, ISBN 0-8070-1401-X.
# Hannay, Alastair. "On the Public", Routledge; 1 edition, July 13, 2005, ISBN 0-415-32792-X.
# Kierkegaard, Soren. "A Literary Review" (Penguin Classics), Alastair Hannay (Translator), Penguin Classics, March 26, 2002, ISBN 0-14-044801-2.
# Lippmann, Walter. "The Phantom Public" (Library of Conservative Thought), Transaction Publishers; Reprint edition, January 1, 1993, ISBN 1-56000-677-3.
# 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.
# Sennett, Richard. "The Fall of Public Man" W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition, June 1992, ISBN 0-393-30879-0.

ee also

*Public access
*Public administration
*Public affairs
*Public art
*Public broadcasting
*Public choice
*Public company
*Public debate
*Public defender
*Public domain
*Public editor
*Public eye
*Public figure
*Public finance
*Public good
*Public health
*Public house
*Public inquiry
*Public interest
*Public Ivies
*Public key
*Public law
*Public lecture
*Public library
*Public network
*Public nudity
*Public opinion
*Public ownership
*Public policy
*Public radio
*Public relations
*Public road
*Public safety
*Public school
*Public sector
*Public services
*Public space
*Public speaking
*Public sphere
*Public transport
*Public university
*Public utility
*Public works


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