Freedom of Speech and Its Limits

Author: Wojciech Sadurski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401093423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In authoritarian states, the discourse on freedom of speech, conducted by those opposed to non-democratic governments, focuses on the core aspects of this freedom: on a right to criticize the government, a right to advocate theories arid ideologies contrary to government-imposed orthodoxy, a right to demand institutional reforms, changes in politics, resignation of the incompetent and the corrupt from positions of authority. The claims for freedom of speech focus on those exercises of freedom that are most fundamental and most beneficial to citizens - and which are denied to them by the government. But in a by-and large democratic polity, where these fundamental benefits of freedom of speech are generally enjoyed by the citizens, the public and scholarly discourse on freedom of speech hovers about the peripheries of that freedom; the focus is on its outer boundaries rather than at the central territory of freedom of speech. Those borderline cases, in which people who are otherwise genuinely committed to the core aspects of freedom of speech may sincerely disagree, include pornography, racist hate speech and religious bigoted expressions, defamation of politicians and of private persons, contempt of court, incitement to violence, disclosure of military or commercial secrets, advertising of merchandise such as alcohol or cigarettes or of services and entertainment such as gambling and prostitution.
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Freedom of Speech and Islam

Author: Dr Erich Kolig

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472424026

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible with Western notions of freedom of speech. Featuring experts across a spectrum of fields within Islamic studies, Freedom of Speech and Islam considers Islamic concepts of blasphemy, apostasy and heresy and their applicability in the modern world.
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Freedom of Speech

The History of an Idea

Author: Elizabeth Powers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611483662

Category: History

Page: 227

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The essays in this volume portray the public debates concerning freedom of speech in the 18th century in France and Britain as well as Austria, Denmark, Russia, and Spain and its American territories. The economic integration of Europe and its offshoots over the past three centuries into a distinctive cultural product, "the West," has given rise to a triumphant universalist narrative that masks these disparate national contributions to freedom of speech and other liberal rights.
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Freedom of Speech

Importing European and US Constitutional Models in Transitional Democracies

Author: Uladzislau Belavusau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135071985

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This book considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European countries have engaged with free speech models imported from the Council of Europe / EU and the USA, the book offers valuable insights into the ways States have responded to challenges associated with transformation from communism to Western democracy. The book first explores freedom of expression in European and American law looking particularly at hate speech, historical revisionism, and pornography. It subsequently enquires into the role and perspectives of those European (mandatory) and US-American (persuasive) models for the constitutional debate in Central and Eastern Europe. The study offers an original interpretation of the "European" model of freedom of expression, beyond the mechanisms of the Council of Europe. It encompasses the relevant aspects of EU law (judgments of the Court of Justice and the harmonised EU instruments) as mandatory standards for courts and legislators, including those in transitional countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The book argues for de-criminalisation of historical revisionism and pornography, and illuminates topics such as genocide denial, the rise of Prague and Budapest as Europe’s porno-capitals, anti-Semitism and anti-Gypsyism, religious obscurantism and homophobia, virulent Islamophobia, and the glorification of terrorism. The research methodology in this study combines a descriptive case law assessment (comparative constitutional, public international, and EU law) with a normative critique stemming from post-structuralist scrutiny, rhetoric, postmodern legal movements, legal history, history of ideas, and art criticism. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of, comparative constitutional law, law and society, human rights and European law as well as political philosophers.
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Freedom of Expression

Author: Daniel J. Baum

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145972318X

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This book detailing the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada is the second in a series exploring key topics pertaining to Canadian law.
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Redefreiheit

Prinzipien für eine vernetzte Welt

Author: Timothy Garton Ash

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254250

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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Noch nie konnten so viele Menschen wie heute ihre Meinung auf der ganzen Welt verbreiten. Internet und Globalisierung haben eine neue Epoche der Redefreiheit möglich gemacht, gleichzeitig provozieren sie neue kulturelle und religiöse Konflikte. Müssen wir rassistische Kommentare auf Facebook hinnehmen? Darf Satire den Propheten Mohammed verhöhnen? 2011 hat Timothy Garton Ash eine Debatte angestoßen, seitdem diskutieren Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt die Frage, wie wir in Zukunft vernünftig unsere Standpunkte austauschen, wie wir das Recht auf Redefreiheit genauso wie die Würde Andersdenkender sichern können. Es ist der Stoff für sein neues Buch: Ein Standardwerk zur Redefreiheit im 21. Jahrhundert.
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Freedom of Expression and the Media

Author: Merris Amos,Jackie Harrison,Lorna Woods

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900422940X

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Freedom of expression – particularly freedom of speech – is, in most Western liberal democracies, a well accepted and long established, though contested constitutional right or principle. Whilst based in ethical, rights-based and political theories such as those of: justice, the good life, personal autonomy, self determination, and welfare, as well as arrangements over legitimate government, pluralism and its limits, democracy and the extent and role of the state, there is always a lack of agreement over what precisely freedom of expression entails and how it should be applied. For the purposes of this book we are concerned with freedom of expression and the media with regard to the current application of legal standards and self-regulation to journalistic practice.
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No Escape

Freedom of Speech and the Paradox of Rights

Author: Paul Passavant

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081476696X

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Conventional legal and political scholarship places liberalism, which promotes and defends individual legal rights, in direct opposition to communitarianism, which focuses on the greater good of the social group. According to this mode of thought, liberals value legal rights for precisely the same reason that communitarians seek to limit their scope: they privilege the individual over the community. However, could it be that liberalism is not antithetical to social group identities like nationalism as is traditionally understood? Is it possible that those who assert liberal rights might even strengthen aspects of nationalism? No Escape argues that this is exactly the case, beginning with the observation that, paradoxical as it might seem, liberalism and nationalism have historically coincided in the United States. No Escape proves that liberal government and nationalism can mutually reinforce each other, taking as its example a preeminent and seemingly universal liberal legal right, freedom of speech, and illustrating how it can function in a way that actually reproduces nationally exclusive conditions of power. No Escape boldly re-evaluates the relationship between liberal rights and the community at a time when the call has gone out for the nation to defend the freedom to live our way of life. Passavant challenges us to reconsider traditional modes of thought, providing a fresh perspective on seemingly intransigent political and legal debates.
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The Scope of Tolerance

Studies on the Costs of Free Expression and Freedom of the Press

Author: Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134247346

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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One of the dangers in any political system is that the principles that underlie and characterize it may, through their application, bring about its destruction. Liberal democracy is no exception. Moreover, because democracy is relatively a young phenomenon, it lacks experience in dealing with pitfalls involved in the working of the system - the ‘catch’ of democracy. This is an interdisciplinary study concerned with the limits of tolerance, this ‘democratic catch’, and the costs of freedom of expression. Rights are costly, and someone must pay for them. We can and should ask about the justification for bearing the costs, weighing them against the harms inflicted upon society as a result of a wide scope of tolerance. While recognizing that we have the need to express ourselves, we should also inquire about the justifications for tolerating the damaging speech and whether these are weighty enough. This book combines theory and practice, examining issues of contention from philosophical, legal and media perspectives and covers such issues as: media invasion into one’s privacy offensive speech incitement hate speech holocaust denial media coverage of terrorism. This book is essential reading for anyone who has research interests in political theory, extremism, and free speech.
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Tolerating Intolerance

The Price of Protecting Extremism

Author: Professor Amos N. Guiora

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199331847

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Over the years, numerous tragic events serve as a reminder of the extraordinary power of extremism, both on a religious and secular level. As extremism confronts society on a daily basis, it is essential to analyze, comprehend, and define it. It is also essential to define extremism narrowly in order to avoid the danger of recklessly castigating for mere thoughts alone. Tolerating Intolerance provides readers with a focused definition of extremism, and articulates the tensions faced in casting an arbitrary, capricious net in an effort to protect society, while offering mechanisms to resolve its seemingly intractable conundrum. Professor Guiora examines extremism in six different countries: Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States through interviews with a wide range of individuals including academics, policy makers, faith leaders, public commentators, national security and law enforcement officials. This enables both an in-depth discussion of extremism in each country, and facilitates a comparative analysis regarding both religious and secular extremism.
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The Tolerant Society

Author: Lee C. Bollinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019505430X

Category: Law

Page: 295

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Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate. Buttressing his argument with references to the Skokie case and many other examples, as well as a careful analysis of the primary literature on free speech, he contends that the real value of toleration of extremist speech lies in the extraordinary self-control toward antisocial behavior that it elicits: society is strengthened by the exercise of tolerance.
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Speech, Media and Ethics

The Limits of Free Expression

Author: R. Cohen-Almagor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501826

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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Speech, Media, and Ethics: The Limits of Free Expression is an interdisciplinary work that employs ethics, liberal philosophy, and legal and media studies to outline the boundaries to freedom of expression and freedom of the press, defined broadly to include the right to demonstrate and to picket, the right to compete in elections, and the right to communicate views via the written and electronic media. Moral principles are applied to analyze practical questions that deal with free expression and its limits.
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Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States

Accomodation and its Limits

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139576976

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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There is an enormous scholarly literature on law's treatment of religion. Most scholars now recognize that although the US Supreme Court has not offered a consistent interpretation of what 'non-establishment' or religious freedom means, as a general matter it can be said that the First Amendment requires that government not give preference to one religion over another or, although this is more controversial, to religion over non-belief. But these rules raise questions that will be addressed in Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States: namely, what practices constitute a 'religious activity' such that it cannot be supported or funded by government? And what is a religion, anyway? How should law understand matters of faith and accommodate religious practices?
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The Hateful and the Obscene

Studies in the Limits of Free Expression

Author: L. W. Sumner

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080837

Category: Law

Page: 275

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In a series of landmark decisions since 1990, Canadian courts have shaped a distinctive approach to the regulation of obscenity, hate literature, and child pornography. Missing from the debate, however, has been any attempt to determine whether the legal status quo can be justified by reference to a framework of moral/political principles. The Hateful and the Obscene is intended to fill that gap. L.W. Sumner brings philosophical depth and theoretical rigour to some of the most important and difficult questions concerning free expression. Building on a framework set out by J.S. Mill - that a legal restriction of expression is justified only when the expression in question is harmful to others and when the benefits of the restriction will exceed its costs - Sumner shows how the Canadian courts have replicated Mill's framework in their interpretation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Hateful and the Obscene is a compelling interpretation of freedom of expression that combines serious philosophical thought with a focus on Canadian law, thus maintaining the breadth to deal with both obscenity and hate literature.
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Lady Chatterley (Letzte, unzensierte Version)

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Cloudship

ISBN: 3961126208

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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D. H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley und ihr Liebhaber. Letzte, unzensierte VersionFür die eBook-Ausgabe neu editiert, in aktualisierter Rechtschreibung und modernisierter Übersetzung. Mit eBook-Inhaltsverzeichnis und verlinkten Fußnoten›Sie hatte gedacht, eine Frau würde dabei sterben vor Scham. Stattdessen starb die Scham.‹Mittelengland, 1920: Constance Chatterley, Baronin in Wragby Hall, ist vom Zusammenleben mit ihrem Ehemann Clifford, der durch eine Kriegsverletzung impotent geworden war, frustriert. Da lernt sie Oliver Mellors, den neuen Wildhüter ihres Mannes kennen. Einerseits abgestoßen von seiner Respektlosigkeit und Derbheit, andererseits angezogen von seiner vitalen Männlichkeit, gerät Constance in ein Chaos der Gefühle. Die Faszination überwiegt, und sie beginnt eine Affäre mit dem Mann, die immer leidenschaftlicher, intimer und zügelloser wird. Constance erlebt körperliche Intensität, sexuelle Praktiken und eine wollüstige Befriedigung, wie sie dies nie für möglich gehalten hätte. – Kompliziert wird die Geschichte, als sie feststellt, dass sie schwanger ist ... © Redaktion CloudShip›Lady Chatterley und ihr Liebhaber‹ ist ein Klassiker der erotischen Literatur und enthält zeitlose Wahrheiten über das Zusammensein von Mann und Frau. Und gleichzeitig ist es ein Skandalbuch erster Güte, das viele Jahre lang in den meisten Ländern Europas auf dem ›Index‹ stand und nur versteckt gehandelt werden konnte.
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The Militant Kurds

A Dual Strategy for Freedom

Author: Vera Eccarius-Kelly

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313364680

Category: History

Page: 258

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This extensive examination of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the EU focuses on the history and development of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and its impact on transnational security, human rights, and democratization. * Quotes from numerous sources reflect the many different perspectives on how to resolve the conflict with the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) * Offers a glossary of Turkish language terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, such as KRG (Kurdish Regional Government) * Includes a brief Turkish pronunciation guide
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The Art of Teaching the Bible

A Practical Guide for Adults

Author: Christine Eaton Blair

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501488

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Blair outlines practical steps for becoming a better adult teacher. She empowers adult Bible study teachers by showing how adults learn best, giving teachers a better understanding of the nature of scripture, and providing teachers with an effective and usable model for teaching. (Christian)
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