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International Comparative Approaches to Free Speech and Open Inquiry (FSOI)

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Includes work from contributors with a variety of disciplinary and political perspectives

  • Analyzes FSOI within a variety of context, including US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Hong Kong

  • Provides a broad sense of the major points of FSOI controversy

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism (PASTCL)

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About this book

This book explores controversies surrounding free speech and open inquiry (FSOI) in various regions of the Anglophone world. The authors argue that the past decade has seen a noticeable erosion of FSOI across the globe, aided and abetted by university clerisies and state apparatuses. These groups’ policing of language and pandering to cancel culture, the authors argue, have narrowed the Overton window to the point of reinvigorating the push for blasphemy law within liberal democracies themselves and impeding certain avenues scientific research. While most books on the subject discuss the American constitutional context of the First Amendment, this book considers free speech in the wider context of other Anglo countries. It also includes scholars from a variety of disciplines whose approaches will not only be ideologically distinct, but demonstrate a diversity of disciplinary approaches and concerns.

Luke C. Sheahan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University and a Non-resident Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Keywords

  • Classical Liberalism
  • Constitutional Law
  • FSOI
  • First Amendment
  • Free Speech
  • Open Inquiry
  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Civic Engagement

Editors and Affiliations

  • Political Science, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA

    Luke C. Sheahan

About the editor

Luke C. Sheahan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University and a Non-resident Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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