The First Amendment in Cross-cultural Perspective
A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Freedom of SpeechBook - 2006
From the publisher's description: "Ronald Krotoszynski compares the First Amendment with free speech law in Japan, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom--countries that are all considered modern democracies but have radically different understandings of what constitutes free speech. Challenging the popular--and largely American--assertion that free speech is inherently necessary for democracy to thrive, Krotoszynski contends that it is very difficult to speak of free speech in universalist terms when the concept is examined from a framework of comparative law that takes cultural difference into full account."
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2006
Characteristics: xvi, 301 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Comparative legal analysis of the freedom of speech