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Reputation and defamation

Author: Lawrence McNamara
Publisher: Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Lawrence McNamara develops a new theory of reputation through a comparative analysis of how courts in England, the United States and other common law countries have responded to shifting attitudes towards moral values and developed new tests for what should count as 'defamatory'.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McNamara, Lawrence.
Reputation and defamation.
Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)755207512
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence McNamara
ISBN: 9780199231454 0199231451
OCLC Number: 144596106
Description: xx, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reputation and community : the centrality of moral judgment --
Moral judgment and conceptions of reputation --
History, law, and reputation --
Reputation and the history of defamation --
The development of the common law actions --
Protecting reputation : the principal test for what is defamatory --
The "shun and avoid" test as the basis for actionability --
The ridicule test as the basis for actionability --
Ethical recognition, moral diversity, and "the right-thinking person."
Responsibility: Lawrence McNamara.
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Lawrence McNamara develops a new theory of reputation through a comparative analysis of how courts in England, the United States and other common law countries have responded to shifting attitudes towards moral values and developed new tests for what should count as 'defamatory'.

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McNamara's discussion confronts difficult issues of moral diversity and goes some considerable way towards producing a statement of law which is theoretically more coherant than what has gone before. Read more...

 
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