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1st Edition

Patterns Of Censorship Around The World

ISBN 9780367297886
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
224 Pages

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From "political correctness" on U.S. college campuses to political imprisonment of writers in Latin America, censorship remains a pervasive and persistent political force in nations the world over. This collection of essays explores the many faces of censorship, placing them in a theoretical and comparative context. The contributors—who include law

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Censorship in Global and Comparative Perspective: An Analytical Framework -- Censorship and Language Taboos: The Supreme Court’s Flying Circus -- Totalitarian Systems -- Soviet Censorship’s “True Colors”: A Chameleon Adapting to Glasnost -- The Dual Nature of Censorship in Hungary, 1945–1991 -- Censorship in Castro’s Cuba: “Against the Revolution, Nothing” -- Authoritarian Systems -- Censorship in Latin America -- Censorship in the Middle East: The Case of Arabic Literature -- Freedom of Expression in the Third World: The Human Rights of Writers in Developing Countries -- Liberal Democratic Systems -- Freedom of Expression in Western Europe: Law and Practice -- The American System of Censorship and Free Expression -- Censorship in Israel -- The Censor’s New Clothes: Censorship in Liberal Societies -- Conclusion -- Trends of Censorship and Freedom of Expression

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Ilan Peleg is Charles A. Dana Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College. He is the author or editor of numerous publications on a variety of political and military topics, including Begin’s Foreign Policy, 1977–1983: Israel’s Move to the Right (1987) and Emergence of a Binational Israel: The Second Republic in the Making (co-edited with Ofira Seliktar) (Westview, 1989).