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When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality$
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Corey Brettschneider

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691147628

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.001.0001

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Value Democracy at Home and Abroad

Value Democracy at Home and Abroad

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(p.168) Conclusion Value Democracy at Home and Abroad
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When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?
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Corey Brettschneider

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0007

This concluding chapter examines some possible further implications of democratic persuasion that might be a source for further study. The first implication is that the book's view might serve as a model for other states that seek an alternative to the two dominant approaches to free speech. The third approach, democratic persuasion, allows free speech advocates to retain the protections against coercion found in rights of free expression. However, democratic persuasion also gives voice to the fundamental value of free and equal citizenship that underlies free speech. The second implication of the book's view is that it can also serve as a model for understanding how to promote ideals of equality in international law without violating the rights of individuals or the rights of states. Indeed, democratic persuasion already has a prominent role in international law.

Keywords:   democratic persuasion, free speech, free expression, equal citizenship, equality, international law

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