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
18 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2020
Date Written: October 27, 2020
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
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