Digital Public Sphere of Ridwan Kamil, the Governor of Bandung and Public Policy
Heni Nuraeni Zaenudin
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
The aims of this study are: (1) to explore how Ridwan Kamil transforms public policy through digital public sphere, namely Facebook, (2) to explore how Ridwan Kamil’s rhetorical style is performed when he socializes public policy and (3) to investigate how the thematic selection runs in order to get the society’s attention to observe the public policy socialization through Facebook. This study employs a Discourse Analysis approach –i.e. an approach using interdisciplinary theories which are related to digital public sphere, public policy, and rhetoric. The data are gathered from video, textual, and graphic items. The results of this study is academically expected to be useful reference for the more holistic future studies observing some issues related to the use of digital public sphere in socializing public policy and politics in Indonesia. Practically, this study is expected to be able to bridge the compatibility of some theories with the practice in transforming digital public sphere –i.e. Facebook- into an effective medium used to disseminate information related to public policy.
Topic: Economic and Political Geography