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Book review: hate speech and democratic citizenship by Eric Heinze

Reid, Andrew (2017) Book review: hate speech and democratic citizenship by Eric Heinze. LSE Review of Books (23 Mar 2017). Website.

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In Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship, Eric Heinze argues for the unrestricted right to freedom of speech in contemporary democratic states, positioning it as one of the ‘legitimising expressive conditions’ of democratic citizenship. While some readers may take issue with Heinze’s particular conceptualisation of democracy and his account of the potential risks of hate speech, this is an important and accessible discussion of freedom of expression that gives credence to the real-world factors that shape legal regimes, writes Andrew Reid.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 23:21

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