Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy

Author:   Carl Fox (University of Leeds, UK) ,  Joe Saunders (University of Leeds, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138571921


Pages:   270
Publication Date:   14 December 2018
Format:   Hardback
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How we understand, protect, and discharge our rights and responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society committed to the principle of political equality is intimately connected to the standards and behaviour of our media in general, and our news media in particular. However, the media does not just stand between the citizenry and their leaders, or indeed between citizens and each other. The media is often the site where individuals attempt to realise some of the most fundamental democratic liberties, including the right to free speech. Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy explores the conflict between the rights that people exercise in, and through, the modern media and the responsibilities that accrue on account of its awesome and increasing power. The individual chapters-written by leading scholars from the US, UK, and Australia-address several recent events and controversial developments in the media, including Brexit, the rise of Trump, Lynton Crosby, Charlie Hebdo, dog-whistle politics, fake news, and political correctness. This much-needed philosophical treatment is a welcome addition to the recent literature in media ethics. It will be of interest to scholars across political and social philosophy, applied ethics, media and communication studies, and political science who are interested in the important issues surrounding the media and free speech and democracy.

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Author:   Carl Fox (University of Leeds, UK) ,  Joe Saunders (University of Leeds, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.671kg
ISBN:  

9781138571921


ISBN 10:   113857192
Pages:   270
Publication Date:   14 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Carl Fox is a lecturer at the IDEA Centre in the University of Leeds. He won the 2014 Robert Papazian Essay Prize for his paper on `Political Authority, Practical Identity, and Binding Citizens'. He has also worked as a sub-editor on the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, and Evening Herald. Joe Saunders is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Durham University. Funnily enough, he won the 2015 Robert Papazian Essay Prize for his paper `Kant and the Problem of Recognition'. He currently works on freedom, love, media ethics, Kant and the post-Kantian tradition.

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