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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech

The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (Hardcover): Richard John Moon The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (Hardcover)
Richard John Moon
R1,869 R1,555 Discovery Miles 15 550 Save R314 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, Richard Moon puts forward an account of freedom of expression that emphasizes its social character. Such freedom does not simply protect individual liberty from state interference; it also protects the individual's freedom to communicate with others. It is the right of the individual to communicate: an activity that is deeply social in character, and that involves socially created languages and the use of community resources, like parks, streets, and broadcast stations. Moon argues that recognition of the social dynamic of communication is critical to understanding the potential value and harm of language and to addressing questions about the scope and limits on one's rights to freedom of expression.

Moon examines the tension between the demands for freedom of expression and the structure of constitutional adjudication in the Canadian context. The book discusses many of the standard freedom of expression issues, such as the regulation of advertising, election spending ceilings, the restriction of hate promotion and pornography, state compelled expression, freedom of the press, access to state and private property and state support for expression. It examines several important Supreme Court of Canada decisions including Irwin Toy, Dolphin Delivery, RJR Macdonald, Keegstra and Butler.

We Will Not Be Silenced - The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics (Paperback): William I. Robinson, Maryam S. Griffin We Will Not Be Silenced - The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics (Paperback)
William I. Robinson, Maryam S. Griffin; Foreword by Richard A. Falk
R468 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Free Speech - Ten Principles for a Connected World (Paperback, Main): Timothy Garton Ash Free Speech - Ten Principles for a Connected World (Paperback, Main)
Timothy Garton Ash 1
R350 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R90 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited speech flowed so easily across frontiers: violent intimidation, gross violations of privacy, tidal waves of abuse. A pastor burns a Koran in Florida and UN officials die in Afghanistan. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash argues that in this connected world that he calls cosmopolis, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech. Across all cultural divides we must strive to agree on how we disagree. He draws on a thirteen-language global online project - freespeechdebate.com - conducted out of Oxford University and devoted to doing just that. With vivid examples, from his personal experience of China's Orwellian censorship apparatus to the controversy around Charlie Hebdo to a very English court case involving food writer Nigella Lawson, he proposes a framework for civilized conflict in a world where we are all becoming neighbours.

Banning Milo Yiannopoulos - How Twitter Tried (and Failed) to Censor the Outspoken Conservative [Pamphlet] (Paperback): Richard... Banning Milo Yiannopoulos - How Twitter Tried (and Failed) to Censor the Outspoken Conservative [Pamphlet] (Paperback)
Richard West
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Conspiracy Theories - Top 20 Conspiracy Theories (Paperback): Norman Storm Conspiracy Theories - Top 20 Conspiracy Theories (Paperback)
Norman Storm
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Long Arm of China - Global Efforts to Silence Critics from Tiananmen to Today (Paperback): Congressional-Executive... The Long Arm of China - Global Efforts to Silence Critics from Tiananmen to Today (Paperback)
Congressional-Executive Commission on Ch
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brave New Neighborhoods - The Privatization of Public Space (Paperback, New): Margaret Kohn Brave New Neighborhoods - The Privatization of Public Space (Paperback, New)
Margaret Kohn
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fighting for First Amendment rights is as popular a pastime as ever, but just because you can get on your soapbox doesn't mean anyone will be there to listen. Town squares have emptied out as shoppers decamp for the megamalls; gated communities keep pesky signature gathering activists away; even most internet chatrooms are run by the major media companies. Brave New Neighborhood sconsiders what can be done to protect and revitalize our public spaces.

Letters from Freedom - Post-Cold War Realities and Perspectives (Paperback): Adam Michnik Letters from Freedom - Post-Cold War Realities and Perspectives (Paperback)
Adam Michnik; Edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross; Translated by Jane Cave; Foreword by Ken Jowitt
R780 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R166 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A hero to many, Polish writer Adam Michnik ranks among today's most fearless and persuasive public figures. His imprisonment by Poland's military regime in the 1980s did nothing to quench his outpouring of writings, many of which were published in English as "Letters from Prison," Beginning where that volume ended, "Letters from Freedom" finds Michnik briefly in prison at the height of the "cold civil war" between authorities and citizens in Poland, then released. Through his continuing essays, articles, and interviews, the reader can follow all the momentous changes of the last decade in Poland and East-Central Europe. Some of the writings have appeared in English in various publications; most are translated here for the first time.
Michnik is never detached. His belief that people can get what they want without hatred and violence has always translated into action, and his actions, particularly the activity of writing, have required his contemporaries to think seriously about what it is they want. His commitment to freedom is absolute, but neither wild-eyed nor humorless; with a characteristic combination of idealism and pragmatism, Michnik says, "In the end, politics is the art of foreseeing and implementing the possible."
Michnik's blend of conviction and political acumen is perhaps most vividly revealed in the interviews transcribed in the book, whether he is the subject of the interview or is conducting a conversation with Czeslaw Milosz, Vaclav Havel, or Wojciech Jaruzelski. These face-to-face exchanges tell more about the forces at work in contemporary Eastern Europe than could any textbook. Sharing Michnik's intellectual journey through a tumultuous era, we touch on allthe subjects important to him in this wide-ranging collection and find they have importance for everyone who values conscience and responsibility. In the words of Jonathan Schell, "Michnik is one of those who bring honor to the last two decades of the twentieth century."

Censorship Alert - Censorship in Economics (Paperback): Peter deHaan Censorship Alert - Censorship in Economics (Paperback)
Peter deHaan
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Origins of Liberty - Political and Economic Liberalization in the Modern World (Paperback, New): Paul W. Drake, Mathew D.... The Origins of Liberty - Political and Economic Liberalization in the Modern World (Paperback, New)
Paul W. Drake, Mathew D. McCubbins
R1,189 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R286 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why would sovereigns ever grant political or economic liberty to their subjects? Under what conditions would rational rulers who possess ultimate authority and who seek to maximize power and wealth ever give up any of that authority? This book draws on a wide array of empirical and theoretical approaches to answer these questions, investigating both "why" sovereign powers might liberalize and "when."

The contributors to this volume argue that liberalization or democratization will only occur when those in power calculate that the expected benefits to them will exceed the costs. More specifically, rulers take five main concerns into account in their cost-benefit analysis as they decide to reinforce or relax controls: personal welfare, personal power, internal order, external order, and control over policy--particularly economic policy. The book shows that repression is a tempting first option for rulers seeking to maximize their benefits, but that liberalization becomes more attractive as a means of minimizing losses when it becomes increasingly certain that the alternatives are chaos, deposition, or even death. Chapters cover topics as diverse as the politics of seventeenth-century England and of twentieth-century Chile; why so many countries have liberalized in recent decades; and why even democratic governments see a need to reduce state power. The book makes use of formal modeling, statistical analysis, and traditional historical analysis.

The contributors are Paul Drake, Stephen Haggard, William Heller, Robert Kaufman, Phil Keefer, Brian Loveman, Mathew McCubbins, Douglass North, Ronald Rogowski, and Barry Weingast.

Bans, jails and shameless lies - Censorship in Turkey (Paperback): Frederike Geerdink Bans, jails and shameless lies - Censorship in Turkey (Paperback)
Frederike Geerdink
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Speaking in Silence - Censorship in Vietnam (Paperback): Bui Thanh Hieu Speaking in Silence - Censorship in Vietnam (Paperback)
Bui Thanh Hieu
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Indelible Ink - The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America?s Free Press (Standard format, CD): Richard Kluger Indelible Ink - The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America�s Free Press (Standard format, CD)
Richard Kluger; Narrated by Tom Perkins
R895 R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beyond Woke (Hardcover): Michael Rectenwald Beyond Woke (Hardcover)
Michael Rectenwald
R694 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
INFORMolution (Paperback): Ken Hildebrandt INFORMolution (Paperback)
Ken Hildebrandt
R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wartime Press Censorship by the U.S. Armed Forces - An Historical Perspective (Paperback): U S Army Command and General Staff... Wartime Press Censorship by the U.S. Armed Forces - An Historical Perspective (Paperback)
U S Army Command and General Staff Coll; Edited by Penny Hill Press
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Banned - How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad (Paperback): Adina Kutnicki, Joe Newby Banned - How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad (Paperback)
Adina Kutnicki, Joe Newby
R351 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Enforcing Silence - Academic Freedom, Palestine and the Criticism of Israel (Paperback): David Landy, Ronit Lentin, Conor... Enforcing Silence - Academic Freedom, Palestine and the Criticism of Israel (Paperback)
David Landy, Ronit Lentin, Conor McCarthy
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Academic freedom is under siege, as our universities become the sites of increasingly fraught battles over freedom of speech. While much of the public debate has focussed on 'no platforming' by students, this overlooks the far graver threat posed by concerted efforts to silence the critical voices of both academics and students, through the use of bureaucracy, legal threats and online harassment. Such tactics have conspicuously been used, with particularly virulent effect, in an attempt to silence academic criticism of Israel. This collection uses the controversies surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a means of exploring the limits placed on academic freedom in a variety of different national contexts. It looks at how the increased neoliberalisation of higher education has shaped the current climate, and considers how academics and their universities should respond to these new threats. Bringing together new and established scholars from Palestine and the wider Middle East as well as the US and Europe, Enforcing Silence shows us how we can and must defend our universities as places for critical thinking and free expression.

Burn This Book - Notes on Literature and Engagement (Paperback): Toni Morrison Burn This Book - Notes on Literature and Engagement (Paperback)
Toni Morrison
R294 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R21 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As Americans we often take our freedom of speech for granted. When we talk about censorship we talk about China, the former Soviet Union. But the recent presidential election has shined a spotlight on profound acts of censorship in our own backyard. Both provocative and timely, "Burn this Book" includes a sterling list of award-winning writers; it is sure to ignite spirited dialogue. In "Witness: The Inward Testimony", Nadine Gordimer discusses the role of the writer as observer, and as someone who sees what is really taking place. She looks to Proust, Oe, Flaubert, Graham Green to see how their philosophy squares with her own, ultimately concluding Literature has been and remains a means of people rediscovering themselves. In "Freedom to Write", Orham Pamuk elegantly describes escorting Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter around Turkey and how that experience changed his life. In "The Value of the Word" Salman Rushdie shares a story from Bugakov's novel "The Master and the Margarita", in which the Devil talks to a frustrated writer called The Master. The writer is so upset with his own work he decides to burn it: How could you do that? The devil asks. Manuscripts do not burn. Indeed, manuscripts do not burn, Rushdie argues, but writers do.

Shut Up! - The Bizarre War That One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment (Paperback): Megan Fox, Kevin Dujan Shut Up! - The Bizarre War That One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment (Paperback)
Megan Fox, Kevin Dujan
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Intimidation Game - How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech (Hardcover): Kimberley Strassel The Intimidation Game - How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech (Hardcover)
Kimberley Strassel
R736 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R122 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Free Speech Isn't Free - How 90 Men Stood Up Against the Globalist Establishment -- And Won (Paperback): Roosh V Free Speech Isn't Free - How 90 Men Stood Up Against the Globalist Establishment -- And Won (Paperback)
Roosh V; Foreword by Quintus Curtius
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unsafe Space - The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Tom Slater Unsafe Space - The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Tom Slater
R1,480 Discovery Miles 14 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The academy is in crisis. Students call for speakers to be banned, books to be slapped with trigger warnings and university to be a Safe Space, free of offensive words or upsetting ideas. But as tempting as it is to write off intolerant students as a generational blip, or a science experiment gone wrong, they've been getting their ideas from somewhere. Bringing together leading journalists, academics and agitators from the US and UK, Unsafe Space is a wake-up call. From the war on lad culture to the clampdown on climate sceptics, we need to resist all attempts to curtail free speech on campus. But society also needs to take a long, hard look at itself. Our inability to stick up for our founding, liberal values, to insist that the free exchange of ideas should always be a risky business, has eroded free speech from within.

Unsafe Space - The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Tom Slater Unsafe Space - The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Tom Slater
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The academy is in crisis. Students call for speakers to be banned, books to be slapped with trigger warnings and university to be a Safe Space, free of offensive words or upsetting ideas. But as tempting as it is to write off intolerant students as a generational blip, or a science experiment gone wrong, they've been getting their ideas from somewhere. Bringing together leading journalists, academics and agitators from the US and UK, Unsafe Space is a wake-up call. From the war on lad culture to the clampdown on climate sceptics, we need to resist all attempts to curtail free speech on campus. But society also needs to take a long, hard look at itself. Our inability to stick up for our founding, liberal values, to insist that the free exchange of ideas should always be a risky business, has eroded free speech from within.

New Explorations into International Relations - Democracy, Foreign Investment, Terrorism, and Conflict (Hardcover): Seung-Whan... New Explorations into International Relations - Democracy, Foreign Investment, Terrorism, and Conflict (Hardcover)
Seung-Whan Choi; Series edited by Scott A Jones, William W. Keller
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book addresses a range of issues surrounding the search for scientific truths in the study of international conflict and international political economy. Unlike empirical studies in other disciplines, says Seung-Whan Choi, many political studies seem more competent at presenting theoretical conjecture and hypotheses than they are at performing rigorous empirical analyses. When we study global issues like democratic institutions, flows of foreign direct investment, international terrorism, civil wars, and international conflict, we often uncritically adopt established theoretical frameworks and research designs. The natural assumption is that well-known and widely cited studies, once ingrained within the tradition of the discipline, should not be challenged or refuted. However, do such noted research areas reflect scientific truth? Choi looks closely at ten widely cited empirical studies that represent well-known research programs in international relations. His discussions address such statistical and theoretical issues as endogeneity bias, model specification error, fixed effects, theoretical predictability, outliers, normality of regression residuals, and choice of estimation techniques. In addition, scientific progress made by remarkable discoveries usually results from finding a new way of thinking about long-held scientific truths, therefore Choi also demonstrates how one may search for novel ideas at minimal cost by developing new research designs with original data. Here is a valuable resource for students, scholars, and policy makers who want to quickly grasp the evolutionary pattern of scientific research on democracy, foreign investment, terrorism, and conflict; build their research designs and choose appropriate statistical techniques; and identify their own agendas for the production of cutting-edge research.

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