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Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (Hardcover) (Eric Heinze)

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Most modern democracies punish hate speech. Less freedom for some, they claim, guarantees greater freedom for others. Heinze rejects that approach, arguing that democracies have better ways of combating violence and discrimination against vulnerable groups without having to censor speakers. Critiquing dominant free speech theories, Heinze explains that free expression must be safeguarded not just as an individual right, but as an essential attribute of democratic citizenship. The book challenges contemporary state regulation of public discourse by promoting a stronger theory of what democracy is and what it demands. Examining US, European and international approaches, Heinze offers a new vision of free speech within Western democracies
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Jurisprudence
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Eric Heinze
Language: English
Street Date: April 4, 2016
TCIN: 51135999
UPC: 9780198759027
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3158
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