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Speech Rights in America: The First Amendment, Democracy, and the Media (History of Communication)

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The First Amendment is the principle guarantor of speech rights in the United States, but the Supreme Court's interpretations of it often privilege the interests of media owners over those of the broader citizenry. In Speech Rights in America, Laura Stein argues that such rulings alienate citizens from their rights, corrupt the essential workings of democracy, and prevent the First Amendment from performing its critical role as a protector of free speech. Drawing on the best of the liberal democratic tradition, Stein demonstrates that there is a significant gap between First Amendment law and the speech rights necessary to democratic communication, and proposes an alternative set of principles to guide future judicial, legislative, and cultural policy on old and new media.

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How and why the First Amendment fails to protect speech rights

About the Author

Laura Stein is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Texas, Austin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252075360
Author:
Stein, Laura
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Media & the Law
Subject:
Constitutional - First Amendment
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
History of Communication
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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