Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship by Eric Heinze

Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship

byEric Heinze

Hardcover | March 5, 2016

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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 combatting 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 whatdemocracy is and what it demands. Examining US, European and international approaches, Heinze offers a new vision of free speech within Western democracies.

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Eric Heinze is Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. He has worked with the International Commission of Jurists and the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights, and on private litigation before the United Nations Administrative Tribunal in New York. He is a member of the Bars of New York and Massachusetts, and ...
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Title:Hate Speech and Democratic CitizenshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:March 5, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198759029

ISBN - 13:9780198759027

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Concepts and Contexts3. Liberalism and Value-Pluralism4. Democracy and Citizenship5. Prohibitionism and Oppositionism6. Democractic Historicism7. Conclusion