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Published: 13 December 2007

276 Pages


ISBN: 9780199231454

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Reputation and Defamation

Lawrence McNamara

  • Attempts to correct a major deficiency in the common law of defamation by defining the core concept of reputation that lies at its heart
  • Provides a rigorous, original theory of reputation by combining analysis of the established common law doctrine of defamation with historical and philosophical enquiry
  • Features an international, comparative perspective analysing the case-law from the United States, England, Australia and other common law jurisdictions
  • Critiques the failings of existing legal tests for defamation and offers potential solutions for how cases could be argued and judgements expressed

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