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The Resource Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies, Uladzislau Belavusau

Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies, Uladzislau Belavusau

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Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies
Title
Freedom of speech
Title remainder
importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies
Statement of responsibility
Uladzislau Belavusau
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European countries have engaged with free speech models imported from the Council of Europe / EU and the USA, the book offers valuable insights into the ways States have responded to challenges associated with transformation from communism to Western democracy. The book first explores freedom of expression in European and American law looking particularly at hate speech, historical revisionism, and pornography. It subsequently enquires into the role and perspectives of those European (mandatory) and US-American (persuasive) models for the constitutional debate in Central and Eastern Europe. The study offers an original interpretation of the "European" model of freedom of expression, beyond the mechanisms of the Council of Europe. It encompasses the relevant aspects of EU law (judgments of the Court of Justice and the harmonised EU instruments) as mandatory standards for courts and legislators, including those in transitional countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The book argues for de-criminalisation of historical revisionism and pornography, and illuminates topics such as genocide denial, the rise of Prague and Budapest as Europe's porno-capitals, anti-Semitism and anti-Gypsyism, religious obscurantism and homophobia, virulent Islamophobia, and the glorification of terrorism. The research methodology in this study combines a descriptive case law assessment (comparative constitutional, public international, and EU law) with a normative critique stemming from post-structuralist scrutiny, postmodern legal movements, legal history, history of ideas, and art criticism"--
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Belavusau, Uladzislau
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in constitutional law
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  • Freedom of speech
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Freedom of speech
  • Europe
  • United States
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Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies, Uladzislau Belavusau
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-280) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780415816021
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013012783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)835951632
Label
Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies, Uladzislau Belavusau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780415816021
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013012783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)835951632

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