Too Much of a Good Thing? Freedom of Expression in the Aftermath of Intractable Conflict

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Title: Too Much of a Good Thing? Freedom of Expression in the Aftermath of Intractable Conflict
Authors: Hayward, Dana
Date: 2012
Abstract: A major weakness of the literature on the regulation of freedom of expression within the field of political science is the assumption of peaceful, liberal democratic conditions. My project seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the legitimate regulation of speech by analyzing disciplinary approaches to freedom of expression through the lens of countries recovering from intractable conflict. I ask: How appropriate are current understandings of freedom of expression to the regulation of speech in post-conflict environments? Relying on insights from the field of social psychology and the case of post-genocide Rwanda, I argue that greater restrictions on freedom of expression could be legitimate in countries recovering from intractable conflict. However, rights derogations must take place within limits so as not to become a tool of authoritarian rule.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23329
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6078
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