Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Robert C. Post

Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State

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Publication date: January 2012
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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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Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Robert C. Post
Yale University Press, January 2012
ISBN: 9780300148640
EAN:  2370004199795
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Yale University Press, January 2012
ISBN: 9780300148640
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