Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression: Comparative, by Jeroen Temperman,András Koltay

By Jeroen Temperman,András Koltay

the strain among blasphemy legislation and the liberty of expression nowa days is a key sector of dialogue inside of criminal academia and past. With contributions by means of prime students, this quantity compares blasphemy legislation inside a few Western liberal democracies and debates the legitimacy of those legislation within the twenty-first century. together with entire and up to date comparative state experiences, this ebook considers the formula of blasphemy bans, correct jurisprudential interpretations, the influence on society, and the consequent convictions and consequences the place appropriate. It offers an invaluable historic research via discussing the legal-political rationales in the back of the hot abolition of blasphemy legislation in a few Western states. members additionally give some thought to the demanding situations to the tenability of blasphemy legislation in a variety of well-balanced theoretical chapters. This e-book is key examining for students operating in the fields of human rights legislation, philosophy and sociology of faith, and comparative politics.

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