Freedom of Expression

A critical and comparative analysis

By Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich

© 2008 – Routledge-Cavendish

148 pages

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About the Book

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the issues surrounding freedom of expression, looking at the current legal position in a number of European countries as well as engaging with the wider debates on the topic amongst sociologists, political scientists and economists.

In the book Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich addresses recent developments which have had a bearing on the debate including the changes in communication brought about by the internet, and recent European Union looking at the role of the ECHR and the Council of Europe.

Table of Contents

1. Freedom to print or freedom of the press? 2. Broadcasting 3. Journalistic activity 4. Freedom of expression as an alienable right 5. Advertising 6. Freedom of expression and economic regulation 7. The main areas of conflict: pornography, peaceful coexistence, national security 8. Towards a European framework? 9. Freedom of expression in the Internet age 10. From information, to communication, to knowledge 11. Conclusive remarks

About the Author

Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich is Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Roma Tre.

About the Series

UT Austin Studies in Foreign and Transnational Law

The UT Studies in Foreign and Transnational Law series aims to publish books covering various aspects of foreign, private, criminal and public law, as well as transnational law. The broad ambition of the series underlines the editors' belief that in a shrinking world there is a growing need go beyond describing foreign systems; to expand our knowledge of other legal orders  (national or supernational) and to publish books discussing comparative methodology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW013000
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW015000
LAW / Communications
LAW016000
LAW / Comparative