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Freedom of Communication

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ISBN13: 9781855215429
ISBN: 185521542X
Published: October 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Freedom of speech and of the press have long been central rights within democratic polities, but there is little agreement as to their content, scope or justification. These essays take up fundamental issues concerning freedom of communication in general, and some controversial areas as well.

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Free speech in a world of private power, Frederick Schauer; rationales for freedom of communication, Tom Campbell; enfranchising silence - an argument for freedom of speech, Philip Pettit; importing United States free speech jurisprudence?, Eric Barendt; racial vilification, psychic harm and affirmative action, Wojciech Sadursksi; speech acts and unspeakable acts, Rae Langton; theories of free speech, pornography and sexual equality, Beth Gaze; representation-reinforcing review - arguments about political advertsing in Australia and the United States, David Tucker; through the looking glass - the High Court of Australia and the right to political speech, Deborah Z. Cass; freedom of information and political free speech, Peter Bayne; the whistleblower versus the organization - who should be protected?. John McMillan; decentring communication - the dark side of intellectual property, Peter Drahos; media self-regulation, David Flint.