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978-1-4985-8198-1 • Hardback • October 2019 • $128.00 • (£98.00)
978-1-4985-8199-8 • eBook • October 2019 • $121.50 • (£94.00)
Anthony Gray is professor of law at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
Chapter 1: History of the Freedom of Speech
Chapter 2: United States Case Law
Chapter 3: Australian Case Law
Chapter 4: Canadian Case Law
Chapter 5: European Case Law
Chapter 6: Comparison
Anthony Gray’s Freedom of Speech in the Western World undertakes the herculean task of providing a deeply grounded historical, theoretical, legal and cultural explanation of free speech protection and regulation across the common law world. The result is an important resource for those trying to understand the development of speech regulation across the countries studied in the book, and more broadly. Gray’s critique of the different approaches to permissible regulation is a well-timed contribution to contemporary domestic and international debates about the future of that regulation.
— Gabrielle Appleby, The University of New South Wales
It is now finally possible to have a comprehensive comparative analysis of the extent to which freedom of speech is protected in western democracies. Professor Anthony Gray’s Freedom of Speech in the Western World is striking in its depth and breath. It superbly describes the relevant case law in regards to the extent to which freedom of speech is protected in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom/Europe and Australia.
— Augusto Zimmermann, Sheridan College