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The Politics of Hate Speech Laws


ISBN13: 9781472439284
To be Published: September 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00
Hardback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9781472439147



This book takes a combined multidisciplinary and comparative approach to the contemporary problem of hate speech bringing together methodologies from sociology, media studies, political science, and law, and including both empirical analysis and theoretical argument. The primary focus is on the US and the UK while the particular question of regulation compares some of the different strategies for dealing with the problem of hate speech in media and constitutional law adopted in other countries, including: France, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Kenya, Australia, and South Africa.

Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
PART I: THE POLITICAL CONTEXT OF HATE SPEECH LAWS
2. The contextualised meaning and salience of problems of hate speech
3. The politics behind the introduction of stirring up religious hatred offences in England and Wales
4. International relations theory and international hate speech instruments
PART II: POLITICAL ARGUMENTS AGAINST HATE SPEECH LAWS
5. The slippery slope argument
6. Some other (bad) political arguments against hate speech laws
PART III: HYPERPOLITICAL HATE SPEECH AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
7. Do political figures have any special moral duties to refrain from hate speech?
8. Policy options for tackling hyperpolitical hate speech
9. What does the future hold?