Freedom of Expression in a Pluralistic World Order

By Ambrogino G. Awesta

This book assesses the legal impact of cultural pluralism (which is often indicated by the terms 'multi-civilizationalism' and 'multi-culturalism') on the fundamental right to freedom of expression at the international, European, and national level. This assessment is ineluctable for this age of globalization, wherein the accommodation of cultural diversity poses a profound challenge to the fundamental values of human life. One of the foremost endangered values is thus the fundamental right to freedom of expression. The book determines the scope of the perilous rift that tends to undermine this fundamental right by scrutinizing the relevant political theories. Subsequently, it elucidates the importance of this right for our globalized age through different philosophies. Based on these findings, the de jure impact of pluralism on the fundamental right to freedom of expression is examined and explained. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO [Subject: Human Rights Law, Public International Law, European Law]

Publication Date: 4/22/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462365322

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