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The Resource Free expression and democracy : a comparative analysis, Kevin W. Saunders, Michigan State University

Free expression and democracy : a comparative analysis, Kevin W. Saunders, Michigan State University

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Free expression and democracy : a comparative analysis
Title
Free expression and democracy
Title remainder
a comparative analysis
Statement of responsibility
Kevin W. Saunders, Michigan State University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Free Expression and Democracy takes on the assumption that limits on free expression will lead to authoritarianism or at least a weakening of democracy. That hypothesis is tested by an examination of issues involving expression and their treatment in countries included on The Economist's list of fully functioning democracies. Generally speaking, other countries allow prohibitions on hate speech, limits on third-party spending on elections, and the protection of children from media influences seen as harmful. Many ban Holocaust denial and the desecration of national symbols. Yet, these other countries all remain democratic, and most of those considered rank more highly than the United States on the democracy index. This book argues that while there may be other cultural values that call for more expansive protection of expression, that protection need not reach the level present in the United States in order to protect the democratic nature of a country. --
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1947-
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Saunders, Kevin Wall
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of speech
  • Democracy
  • Comparative government
Label
Free expression and democracy : a comparative analysis, Kevin W. Saunders, Michigan State University
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The protection of free expression in a democracy -- Varieties of expression -- Incitement of crime -- Hate speech -- Holocaust denial and other false assertions of fact -- Political party bans -- Political campaign limitations -- The desecration of national symbols and lèse majesté -- Defamation -- Attacks on personal honor -- Obscenity and child pornography -- Children and expression -- Criminal trials and freedom of the press -- Government secrecy -- A matter of choices
Control code
ocn959262329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 379 pages
Isbn
9781107171978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016034675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959262329
Label
Free expression and democracy : a comparative analysis, Kevin W. Saunders, Michigan State University
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The protection of free expression in a democracy -- Varieties of expression -- Incitement of crime -- Hate speech -- Holocaust denial and other false assertions of fact -- Political party bans -- Political campaign limitations -- The desecration of national symbols and lèse majesté -- Defamation -- Attacks on personal honor -- Obscenity and child pornography -- Children and expression -- Criminal trials and freedom of the press -- Government secrecy -- A matter of choices
Control code
ocn959262329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 379 pages
Isbn
9781107171978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016034675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959262329

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