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Adversary Democracy and American Political Theory

Martin H. Redish

in The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the centrality of controlled and ordered conflict to American democracy, as both normative and descriptive matters. It explores the fallacies in the various versions of the ... More


The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Martin H. Redish

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The book presents a unique and controversial rethinking of the intersection between modern American democratic theory and free expression. Most free speech scholars view freedom of expression as a ... More


Introduction: The First Amendment and American Democracy

Martin H. Redish

in The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the goals and purposes of the book. It explains that while democratic theory and free expression have often been intertwined by scholars, the version of democratic theory most ... More


Conclusion: The Optimistic Skepticism of the Adversary First Amendment

Martin H. Redish

in The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the inherent paradox of adversary democracy-namely, how the theory can simultaneously represent skepticism about the motivations of citizens and value speakers' promotion of ... More


Adversary Democracy, Political Fraud, and the Dilemma of Anonymity

Martin H. Redish

in The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains that speaker anonymity may well undermine the values of adversary democracy, because in light of the inherent self-interest of the speaker, it is essential that the listeners ... More


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