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Published: 17 May 2009

500 Pages

ISBN: 9780199548781

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Extreme Speech and Democracy

Edited by Ivan Hare and James Weinstein

  • Examines highly topical issues raised by extreme speech in liberal democracies such as incitement to terrorism, homophobic speech, Holocaust denial, veiling controversies, and the Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad
  • Confronts difficult philosophical and political questions faced by democracies in their commitment to equality and fight against hate speech
  • Includes interdisciplinary approaches from law, philosophy, history, psychology, and literature
  • Provides comparative perspectives from several countries including the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, and Hungary

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