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Freedom of Speech

EYAL ZAMIR and BARAK MEDINA

in Law, Economics, and Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.003.07
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses freedom of speech. It briefly describes current constitutional protection of this freedom and surveys its standard economic analysis. It then introduces the deontological ... More


Introduction

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Interpretations of Athenian liberty have too often been taken out of their historical context. This introductory chapter attempts to remedy this problem by outlining the traditional distinctions ... More


European Restrictionism and Its Variations

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on European statutes that punish racial incitement, provocation, or other forms of expression directed against people because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. ... More


American Exceptionalism and Its Limits

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To understand how the United States has balanced protecting free speech and curbing harmful speech, this chapter takes the long view. In the first half of the twentieth century, states had the ... More


Political Speech

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

One important question is whether it is right to treat political speech as more worthy of protection than other types of speech. To some extent this entails arguments similar to the arguments related ... More


A Thinker-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech

Seana Valentine Shiffrin

in Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157023
eISBN:
9781400852529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157023.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the foundational connection between the grounds for the moral prohibition on lying and the moral and political protection of freedom of speech. Both the prohibition on lying and ... More


The Scope of Freedom of Speech

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the scope of the freedom of speech, that is, whether the freedom requires recognition of some positive rights to speak or of access to information, or whether it necessarily ... More


The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Erik Bleich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

We love freedom. We hate racism. But what do we do when these two values collide? This book explores the policies that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and other liberal democracies have ... More


The Secret Constitution Resurgent

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of constitutional amendments in American legal culture. Amendments that have already been approved – such as those that instituted the income tax, the popular election ... More


Towards Improved Law and Policy on ‘Hate Speech’—The ‘Clear and Present Danger’ Test in Hungary

Peter Molnar

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter highlights the relevant jurisprudence of Hungary, a post-Holocaust, post-communist, Central European democracy, and shows that the search for effective law and policy on ‘hate speech’ ... More


Freedom of Speech in Special Contexts

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines four special contexts where the case for tight regulation of speech has been extensively discussed: election campaigns, the employment relationship, schools and universities, ... More


Freedom of Speech

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines how the Muslim question has been linked to the question of freedom of speech. A clash of civilizations that saw the West as the realm of enlightenment, and Muslims in the realm ... More


Legitimizing Repression: Blasphemy Restrictions in the United Nations

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Eleven describes formal efforts to legislate anti-blasphemy laws through international fora. For two decades, the Organization of the Islamic conference has sought to use the UN to win ... More


Meetings, Protest, and Public Order

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the scope of legal rights to hold meetings on the streets and other public fora. It considers the relationship of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. The relationship of ... More


Freedom of Speech in the Media

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines different perspectives on the relationship of freedom of speech and freedom of the press, along with the concept of editorial freedom, arguably the central idea in any discrete ... More


Conclusions

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Within the Muslim world, victims of accusations of insulting Islam are not limited to those who insult or mock. They include “post-Islamic” groups such as the Baha’is or Ahmadis, converts from Islam, ... More


Balancing Public Values—The Big Picture

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How do liberal democracies balance upholding freedom and combating racism when those two values are incompatible? This chapter suggests that all countries must balance these values. It also outlines ... More


Holocaust Denial and Its Extremes

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Holocaust denial laws are among the most controversial restrictions on freedom of expression because, in their strongest form, they forbid people to contest the past. The pace of limiting racist ... More


Libel and Invasion of Privacy

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines how to reconcile freedom of speech with personal privacy, a matter of considerable controversy in all cultures where people are fascinated by the conduct of celebrities. The ... More


The Greeks

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The polis (citizen-state) was ruled by warrior-citizens. Political debate kick-started philosophy and science; Aristotle later argued that humans fulfil their potential only in a polis. The Athenian ... More


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