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(Re)embracing social responsibility theory as a basis for free speech: shifting the normative paradigm for a modern media

Coe, P. (2018) (Re)embracing social responsibility theory as a basis for free speech: shifting the normative paradigm for a modern media. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 69 (4). pp. 403-431. ISSN 0029-3105

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This article advances the argument that a normative and philosophical framework for media speech, based on social responsibility theory and the argument from democratic self-governance, is more suitable for the modern media than libertarianism. Further, it justifies a coercive regulatory regime that also preserves media freedom.

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:86807

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