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The Resource Democracy, expertise, and academic freedom : a First Amendment jurisprudence for the modern state, Robert C. Post

Democracy, expertise, and academic freedom : a First Amendment jurisprudence for the modern state, Robert C. Post

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Democracy, expertise, and academic freedom : a First Amendment jurisprudence for the modern state
Title
Democracy, expertise, and academic freedom
Title remainder
a First Amendment jurisprudence for the modern state
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Post
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A leading American legal scholar offers a surprising account of the incompleteness of prevailing theories of freedom of speech. Robert C. Post shows that the familiar understanding of the First Amendment, which stresses the "marketplace of ideas" and which holds that "everyone is entitled to an opinion," is inadequate to create and preserve the expert knowledge that is necessary for a modern democracy to thrive. For a modern society reliably to answer such questions as whether nicotine causes cancer, the free and open exchange of ideas must be complemented by standards of scientific competence and practice that are both hierarchical and judgmental. Post develops a theory of First Amendment rights that seeks to explain both the need for the free formation of public opinion and the need for the distribution and creation of expertise. Along the way he offers a new and useful account of constitutional doctrines of academic freedom. These doctrines depend both upon free expression and the necessity of the kinds of professional judgment that universities exercise when they grant or deny tenure, or that professional journals exercise when they accept or reject submissions"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Post, Robert
Dewey number
342.7308/53
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4772
LC item number
.P67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States.
  • Freedom of speech
  • Academic freedom
  • United States.
  • EDUCATION
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Academic freedom
  • Freedom of speech
  • United States
  • Freedom of speech
  • Academic freedom
Label
Democracy, expertise, and academic freedom : a First Amendment jurisprudence for the modern state, Robert C. Post
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-160) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democratic legitimation and the First Amendment -- Democratic competence and the First Amendment -- Academic freedom and the production of disciplinary knowledge
Control code
774395329
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300148640
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613425966
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(OCoLC)774395329
Label
Democracy, expertise, and academic freedom : a First Amendment jurisprudence for the modern state, Robert C. Post
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-160) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democratic legitimation and the First Amendment -- Democratic competence and the First Amendment -- Academic freedom and the production of disciplinary knowledge
Control code
774395329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300148640
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613425966
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 342596
  • 22573/ctt5q7vt9
  • afd1ae9e-c231-4320-96af-07b73090d9a0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774395329

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