Author: Dr Erich Kolig
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
View: 9119Freedom 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. Since the Salman Rushdie affair in the 1980s there has been growing recognition in the West that its cherished value of free speech and associated freedoms relating to arts, the press and media, literature, academia, critical satire etc. episodically clash with conservative Islamic values that limit this freedom for the sake of holding religious issues sacrosanct. Recent controversies - such as the Danish cartoons, the Charlie Hebdo affair, Quran burnings, and the internet film ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ which have stirred violent reactions in the Muslim world - have made the West aware of the fact that Muslims’ religious sensitivities have to be taken into account in exercising traditional Western freedoms 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.
Protecting Free Expression and Curbing Abuses
Author: James Lewis,Paul Crick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
View: 8174The exposure of the excesses of the tabloid press, the Leveson Inquiry and subsequent fears over relinquishing rights to free expression have highlighted the importance of serious journalism for a civilised society and a fully functioning democracy. This collection of writings brings together some of the foremost authorities on law, journalism and ethics in order to illuminate the unique and ongoing debates on media ethics and the competing rights to privacy and free expression. The chapters present a range of different perspectives on 21st century events in light of key concerns, including public interest, privacy protection and the challenges posed by the internet, offering responses to media practices and informing public policy. In addressing the current and future challenges facing different parties, and considering how to strike a balance between freedom of speech and confidentiality, this volume stands as a pertinent and influential examination of the efficacy of media and privacy laws in the UK and the US.
Author: Quentin Skinner,Martin van Gelderen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
View: 3608Freedom, today perceived simply as a human right, was a continually contested idea in the early modern period. In Freedom and the Construction of Europe an international group of scholars explore the richness, diversity and complexity of thinking about freedom in the shaping of modernity. Volume 2 considers free persons and free states, examining differing views about freedom of thought and action and their relations to conceptions of citizenship. Debates about freedom have been fundamental to the construction of modern Europe, but represent a part of our intellectual heritage that is rarely examined in depth. These volumes provide materials for thinking in fresh ways not merely about the concept of freedom, but how it has come to be understood in our own time.
From the Enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918
Author: Juhani Rudanko
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
View: 6910This book is for those interested in freedom of speech. Today the American Bill of Rights, with its famous First Amendment, is generally taken for granted, but when James Madison proposed a Bill of Rights in 1789, the reaction among his colleagues in the first Congress was hostile. The book examines how Madison was able to prevail in spite of such opposition. It also focuses on discourses connected to the Sedition Act of 1798, which represented a serious threat to freedom of speech and the first Amendment. The author sheds fresh light on key Congressional debates on the Bill of Rights and the Sedition Act by developing and applying an approach to fallacy theory that is suitable to the study of political discourse. He further focuses on criticism of the Madison administration in Federalist newspapers during the War of 1812, arguing that Madison's toleration of such criticism was important in shaping a tradition of free expression in the United States. Efforts to suppress free expression during the Wilson administration represented a serious challenge to this tradition, and the author goes on to employ fallacy theory in examining Congressional discourses for and against Wilson's policy of repression.
Information Flow Analysis
Author: Weibing Xiao
View: 6708Freedom of Information (FOI) in China is often perceived as a recent and intriguing phenomenon. This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an information environment through time. The book argues that it is necessary to reassess the widely divergent origins of FOI reform in China, and asserts that social, political and legal factors should have central roles in understanding the development of FOI in China. The book uses information flow analysis to find that FOI reform in China formed part of a much longer process of increased transparency in the Chinese information environment, which gradually shifted from the acceptance of proactive disclosure to that of reactive disclosure. FOI thus has become a beneficiary of this gradual transformation of the Chinese information environment.
Author: Ineke Sluiter,Ralph Mark Rosen
View: 804This book contains a collection of essays on the notion of "Free Speech" in classical antiquity. The essays examine such concepts as "freedom of speech," "self-expression," and "censorship," in ancient Greek and Roman culture from historical, philosophical, and literary perspectives. Among the many questions addressed are: what was the precise lexicographical valence of the ancient terms we routinely translate as "Freedom of Speech," e.g., Parrhesia in Greece, Licentia in Rome? What relationship do such terms have with concepts such as "isegoria," "demokratia" and "eleutheria"; or "libertas," "res publica" and "imperium"? What does ancient theorizing about free speech tell us about contemporary relationships between power and speech? What are the philosophical foundations and ideological underpinnings of free speech in specific historical contexts?
Freedom of Expression & Information
Author: Carlos Ripoll
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Political Science
View: 4273After outlining the history of the struggle for freedom of expression in Cuba from the 19th century to Castro's assumption of power, the author details how that freedom has been systematically curtailed under the Castro regime. Separate chapters are devoted to the stifling of freedom in journalism and to Castro's drive to harness artistic creation as a servant of ideology. The author illustrates his account of the regulation of culture by providing case studies of the persecution of two intellectuals, both dissident Marxists, who ran afoul of Castro's cult of personality.
Author: C. Wayne Owens
View: 9690This e-mail post was started as an attempt to give friends a quote a day, sort of a jump start for the mind: something to throw into the conversation, or just to think about. It's now been going for over 6 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. Here are the first 1,000 days of the thoughts we have shared.
Author: Anna Mazurkiewicz
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
View: 9286The East Central Europe in Exile series consists of two volumes which contain chapters written by both esteemed and renowned scholars, as well as young, aspiring researchers whose work brings a fresh, innovative approach to the study of migration. Altogether, there are thirty-eight chapters in both volumes focusing on the East Central European émigré experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The first volume, Transatlantic Migrations, focuses on the reasons for emigration from the lands of East Central Europe; from the Baltic to the Adriatic, the intercontinental journey, as well as on the initial adaptation and assimilation processes. The second volume is slightly different in scope, for it focuses on the aspect of negotiating new identities acquired in the adopted homeland. The authors contributing to Transatlantic Identities focus on the preservation of the East Central European identity, maintenance of contacts with the “old country”, and activities pursued on behalf of, and for the sake of, the abandoned homeland. Combined, both volumes describe the transnational processes affecting East Central European migrants.
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
View: 9710This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
A Reference Guide for Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey in the Civil War
Author: Richard F. Miller
Publisher: University Press of New England
View: 1670While many Civil War reference books exist, there is no single compendium that contains important details about the combatant states (and territories) that Civil War researchers can readily access for their work. People looking for information about the organizations, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Civil War States and state governments must assemble data from a variety of sources, with many key sources remaining unavailable online. This crucial reference book, the fourth in the States at War series, provides vital information on the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey during the Civil War. Its principal sources include the Official Records, state adjutant-general reports, legislative journals, state and federal legislation, federal and state executive speeches and proclamations, and the general and special orders issued by the military authorities of both governments, North and South. Designed and organized for easy use by professional historians and amateurs, this book can be read in two ways: by individual state, with each chapter offering a stand-alone history of an individual stateÕs war years; or across states, comparing reactions to the same event or solutions to the same problems.
Author: Peter Macdonald Eggers
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 3176Deceit: The Lie of the Law will provide a complete and detailed account of the law of deceit as developed over the past two centuries. This new book by Peter MacDonald Eggers examines the commercial, contractual and civil relationships in which claims in deceit have been made.
Author: Stanford Law Review
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
View: 7142The Jan. 2012 issue of the Stanford Law Review (the first of vol. 64) contains studies of law, economics, and social policy by recognized scholars on diverse topics of interest to the academic and professional community. Contents for this issue: The Right Not to Keep or Bear Arms Joseph Blocher The Ghost That Slayed the Mandate Kevin C. Walsh State Sovereign Standing: Often Overlooked, but Not Forgotten Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, E. Duncan Getchell, Jr., & Wesley G. Russell, Jr. Establishing Official Islam? The Law and Strategy of Counter-Radicalization Samuel J. Rascoff Lobbying, Rent-Seeking, and the Constitution Richard L. Hasen Note: Bringing a Judicial Takings Claim Josh Patashnik In the ebook edition, all the footnotes, graphs, and tables of contents (including those for individual articles) are fully linked, properly scalable, and functional; the original note numbering is retained. Also, the URLs in notes are active; and the issue is properly formatted.
Die 9 Geheimnisse der weltbesten Redner
Author: Carmine Gallo
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 972Präsentationen haben durch den Aufschwung der TED-Talks eine völlig neue Definition erfahren – die Online-Vorträge sind inzwischen zur Königsdisziplin des Vortrags und zum Vorbild für Redner auf der ganzen Welt geworden. Die immer beliebteren TED-Talks revolutionierten die Welt der Vorträge. Der Kommunikationsexperte Carmine Gallo analysierte Hunderte der besten TED-Talks und interviewte die bekanntesten und beliebtesten Redner wie Steve Jobs, Bill Gates und Bono, um die grundlegenden Regeln und Geheimnisse eines erfolgreichen TED-Vortrags herauszufinden. Gallo enthüllt in seinem Buch die Regeln, mit denen nicht nur TED-Talks garantiert zu einem vollen Erfolg werden!
Proposing an Inquiry Into the Expediency of Abolishing the Office of Surveyor General of Public Lands, and for Discontinuing Further Surveys, &c. Delivered in the Senate of the United States January 21, 1830
Author: Robert Young Hayne
Category: Foot's resolution, 1829
Author: Luciano Floridi
View: 9948This book presents the latest research on the challenges and solutions affecting the equilibrium between freedom of speech, freedom of information, information security and the right to informational privacy. Given the complexity of the topics addressed, the book shows how old legal and ethical frameworks may need to be not only updated, but also supplemented and complemented by new conceptual solutions. Neither a conservative attitude (“more of the same”) nor a revolutionary zeal (“never seen before”) is likely to lead to satisfactory solutions. Instead, more reflection and better conceptual design are needed, not least to harmonise different perspectives and legal frameworks internationally. The focus of the book is on how we may reconcile high levels of information security with robust degrees of informational privacy, also in connection with recent challenges presented by phenomena such as “big data” and security scandals, as well as new legislation initiatives, such as those concerning “the right to be forgotten” and the use of personal data in biomedical research. The book seeks to offer analyses and solutions of the new tensions, in order to build a fair, shareable and sustainable balance in this vital area of human interactions.