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

By Jeroen Temperman,András Koltay

the stress among blasphemy legislation and the liberty of expression nowa days is a key sector of dialogue inside criminal academia and past. With contributions via prime students, this quantity compares blasphemy legislation inside of a few Western liberal democracies and debates the legitimacy of those legislation within the twenty-first century. together with finished and up to date comparative nation reviews, this ebook considers the formula of blasphemy bans, appropriate jurisprudential interpretations, the impact on society, and the consequent convictions and consequences the place acceptable. It presents an invaluable historic research through discussing the legal-political rationales in the back of the new abolition of blasphemy legislation in a few Western states. individuals additionally ponder the demanding situations to the tenability of blasphemy legislation in a variety of well-balanced theoretical chapters. This e-book is vital analyzing for students operating in the fields of human rights legislations, philosophy and sociology of faith, and comparative politics.

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