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Beyond the First Amendment : the politics of free speech and pluralism

Author: Samuel Peter Nelson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
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"Americans often believe that the First Amendment and free speech are synonymous and that all restrictions on speech can be addressed by the legal framework of the First Amendment. Political theorist Samuel P. Nelson argues that the current legal framework for free speech actually undermines attempts to resolve many of these issues and that the law of the First Amendment has supplanted the vital politics of free  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, Samuel Peter.
Beyond the First Amendment.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607709109
Online version:
Nelson, Samuel Peter.
Beyond the First Amendment.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607713365
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Peter Nelson
ISBN: 0801881730 9780801881732
OCLC Number: 56924685
Description: xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The First Amendment framework --
Public debate and the libertarian justification --
Self-realization and the expressivist justification --
Equality and the egalitarian justification --
A model of free speech justifications --
Speech acts --
The pluralist framework for freedom of speech --
Free speech claims under the pluralist framework.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Nelson.
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Advocating an approach grounded in value pluralism-which describes a wider variety of free speech claims than the First Amendment allows-Nelson pushes the debate beyond constitutional and legal  Read more...

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Ambitious and fertile book. -- Charles R. Epp Perspectives on Politics 2006

 
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