"This volume addresses an important aspect in the political life of most societies today: limitations on freedom of expression and the existence of censorship. As a topic for research, study, and reflection-particularly in its comparative dimension-freedom of expression is a somewhat neglected area. The vast majority of studies in this field focus either on a specific aspect of freedom of expression or on a specific country. The current volume, however, assumes that there is much to be gained by studying freedom of expression and censorship practices broadly and comparatively. In a world grown small, global perspective is possible and beneficial, particularly when it is applied to an issue of great relevance for all societies."
Preface -- PART 1 - INTRODUCTION -- 1. Censorship in Global and Comparative Perspective: An Analytical Framework /IIan Peleg -- 2. Censorship and Language Taboos: The Supreme Court's Flying Circus, Scot A. Duvall -- PART 2 - TOTALITARIAN SYSTEMS -- 3. Soviet Censorship's ''True Colors": A Chameleon Adapting to Glasnost, Vladimir Wozniuk -- 4. The Dual Nature of Censorship in Hungary, 1945-1991 /Gabor Mihdlyi -- 5. Censorship in Castro's Cuba: "Against the Revolution Nothing," Roger Reed -- PART 3 - AUTHORITARIAN SYSTEMS -- 6. Censorship in Latin America /Richard E. Sharpless and Ilan Peleg -- 7. Censorship in the Middle East: The Case of Arabic Literature /Anonymous -- 8. Freedom of Expression in the Third World: The Human Rights of Writers in Developing Countries, Ilan Peleg -- PART 4 - LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC SYSTEMS -- 9 Freedom of Expression in Western Europe: Law and Practice /Jan K. Dargel. -- 10 The American System of Censorship and Free Expression /J. M. Balkin. -- 11. Censorship in Israel /Gary J. Jacobsohn. -- 12 .The Censor's New Clothes: Censorship in Liberal Societies /Sue Curry Jansen. -- PART 5 --CONCLUSION -- 13. Trends of Censorship and Freedom of Expression /Ilan Peleg -- About the Book and Editor -- About the Contributors -- Index.