Advanced Introduction to Freedom of Expression

Elgar Advanced Introductions series

Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard University, US

The Advanced Introduction to Freedom of Expression provides an overview of major issues in the doctrinal structure of a law of freedom of expression, relevant to discussions of freedom of expression under many national constitutions. Assuming familiarity with basic theories of free expression, this book addresses the implications of reasonable disagreement between legislatures and courts about whether a specific measure violates freedom of expression, the implications of the fundamental proposition that speech can cause harm, the distinction between the coverage of freedom of expression and the protections it affords, and the appropriate doctrinal forms when speech is said to conflict with other rights such as equality, or merely other social interests. The book will be of interest to anyone, including students, teachers, researchers and policymakers wanting to learn more about the freedom of expression and the law.

‘Aimed at readers with some familiarity with basic free speech law and concepts, this Advanced Introduction admirably hits its mark. It provides conceptual clarity and analytical nuance. It addresses old and new free speech controversies and draws on the law of a wide range of constitutional democracies.’
– Adrienne Stone, The University of Melbourne, Australia

2018 144 pp Paperback 978 1 78643 717 4 £16.95 £13.56 $26.95 $21.56
2018 144 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 715 0 £85.00 £76.50 $120.00 $108.00

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