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No Escape - Freedom of Speech and the Paradox of Rights (Paperback): Paul Passavant

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No Escape - Freedom of Speech and the Paradox of Rights (Paperback)

Paul Passavant

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"This is a thought-provoking and well-written book."
-- "American Political Science Association"

"Passavant's argument depends on stablising a paradoxical tension between two principles conventionally involved in an adversary relationship."
--"Journal of American Studies"

"Passavant challenges the dichotomous approach to the relationship between liberalism and communitarianism. Overall, "No Escape" offers new insight on the relationship by critcally delving into historical events, sociopolitics, and legal developments. It challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the inherent confloict between expanding liberal rights while embracing communitarian values. Some readers will find considerable value in his judiciously documented and forceful argument."
--"The law and Politics Book Review"

Conventional legal and political scholarship places liberalism, which promotes and defends individual legal rights, in direct opposition to communitarianism, which focuses on the greater good of the social group. According to this mode of thought, liberals value legal rights for precisely the same resason that communitarians seek to limit their scope: they privilege the individual over the community. However, could it be that liberalism is not antithetical to social group identities like nationalism as is traditionally understood? Is it possible that those who assert liberal rights might even strengthen aspects of nationalism?

No Escape argues that this is exactly the case, beginning with the observation that, paradoxical as it might seem, liberalism and nationalism have historically coincided in the United States. No Escape proves that liberal government and nationalism canmutually reinforce each other, taking as its example a preeminent and seemingly universal liberal legal right, freedom of speech, and illustrating how it can function in a way that actually reproduces nationally exclusive conditions of power.

No Escape boldly re-evaluates the relationship between liberal rights and the community at a time when the call has gone out for the nation to defend the freedom to live our way of life. Passavant challenges us to reconsider traditional modes of thought, providing a fresh perspective on seemingly intransigent political and legal debates.

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Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2003
First published: October 2003
Authors: Paul Passavant
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-6696-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
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LSN: 0-8147-6696-X
Barcode: 9780814766965

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