Introduction to the Oxford Handbook on Freedom of Speech

Forthcoming in A Stone and F Schauer (eds), Oxford Handbook on Freedom of Speech, Oxford University Press, 2020

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 905

18 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2020

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Adrienne Stone

University of Melbourne - Law School

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: October 27, 2020

Abstract

This is the introduction to the Oxford Handbook on freedom of speech and outlines the central themes of the chapters. The Handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of freedom of speech both as a political idea and as a legal principle. It is arranged in three parts: The chapters in Part I focus on freedom of speech as a political idea and upon the ideas and rationales that underlie it; the chapters in Part II focus on distinctive features of freedom of speech as a legal principle. In the final part of the Handbook, the chapters focus on a range of controversies that have arisen in constitutional systems throughout the world and which illustrate and elaborate upon the general themes of Parts I and II.

Keywords: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law

JEL Classification: K00, K39

Suggested Citation

Stone, Adrienne and Schauer, Frederick, Introduction to the Oxford Handbook on Freedom of Speech (October 27, 2020). Forthcoming in A Stone and F Schauer (eds), Oxford Handbook on Freedom of Speech, Oxford University Press, 2020, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 905, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3719661

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Frederick Schauer

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