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When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression

Corey Brettschneider

in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on democratic persuasion. Although democratic persuasion stresses the importance of an active role for the legitimate state in promoting democratic values, value democracy does ... More


Democratic Persuasion and State Subsidy

Corey Brettschneider

in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the notion that, while persuasion should not be backed by coercive force, it should be backed by the state's subsidy power. It defines subsidy power as the ability of the state ... More


The Principle of Public Relevance and Democratic Persuasion: Value Democracy’s Two Guiding Ideas

Corey Brettschneider

in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter proposes a “principle of public relevance,” which claims that when beliefs, expression, and practices conflict with the ideal of free and equal citizenship, they should be changed to ... More


Averting Two Dystopias: An Introduction to Value Democracy

Corey Brettschneider

in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of value democracy. According to value democracy, all viewpoints should be protected by rights of free speech from coercive bans or punishment. However, ... More


Value Democracy at Home and Abroad

Corey Brettschneider

in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter examines some possible further implications of democratic persuasion that might be a source for further study. The first implication is that the book's view might serve as a ... More


When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Corey Brettschneider

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How should a liberal democracy respond to hate groups and others that oppose the ideal of free and equal citizenship? The democratic state faces the hard choice of either protecting the rights of ... More


Free Speech as an Inverted Right and Democratic Persuasion*

Corey Brettschneider

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on how state expression can at times seem to be ‘inverted’ when rights are used to protect speech that opposes the reasons for the right to free expression. For example, the ... More


Free Speech and “Democratic Persuasion”: A Response to Brettschneider

Larry Alexander

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a response to the previous chapter’s account of free speech and democratic persuasion. It begins with a discussion of the paradox of liberalism. It then argues that it is a ... More


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