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A crisis of democratic accountability : public libel law and the checking function of the press

Author: Randall Stephenson
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Hart Publishing, 2018.
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"This book undertakes a comparative study of the public interest and political speech defences in defamation law, particularly from the perspective of the misuse of democratic free expression justifications. Specifically, it argues that the law and legal approaches taken by leading courts and legislatures in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States - five common law comparators - are  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stephenson, Randall, 1971-
Crisis of democratic accountability.
Oxford, UK : Hart Publishing, 2018
(DLC) 2018011257
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Stephenson
ISBN: 9781509920815 1509920811
OCLC Number: 1028588859
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - University of Oxford, 2017).
Description: xiv, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Balancing freedom of expression and reputation in constitutional context --
Methodological barriers to democratic theorising --
Indeterminate balancing in public libel doctrine : generic rules and "implied rights" --
Overlooking the checking function of the press --
Conflating Meiklejohnian theory and the checking function of the press --
Distinguishing the checking function from Meiklejohnian theory : lessons from public accountability and neo-republicanism --
A revised analytical framework : accountability dysfunctions, public libel doctrine, and the institutional press --
Assessing Britain's political accountability profile --
Reinstating the checking function in Bitain's constitutional context --
Conclusion : prospective challenges to public libel law reform.
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