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Yttrandefrihet- till vilket pris som helst?: En studie om yttrandefrihet och dess gränsdragning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to research freedom of expression and its content and value. The focus has been to find answers to where freedom of expression has its limits, if it has any. This study has three aims: to research what freedom of expression means; to research the arguments for it; and to research if there are any limits to freedom of expression.

Due to the aim of understanding the limits for freedom of expression, two questions regarding whether freedom of expression shall be restricted by prohibiting racist organisations and hate speech are being answered.

Political philosophers Ronald Dworkin, Elena Namli, Thomas Scanlon, and Jeremy Waldron’s theories on the limits of freedom of expression are analyzed through the eyes of the theorists John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin.

My conclusion from the research is that freedom of expression should not be limited by forbidding racist organisations, but instead that it shall be limited by prohibiting hate speech.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Freedom, Hate Speech
Keyword [sv]
Yttrandefrihet, frihet, hate speech
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306915OAI: diva2:1044731
Subject / course
Human Rights
Educational program
Master Programme in Human Rights
2016-10-14, Engelska parken, Uppsala, 11:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-11-07 Created: 2016-11-05 Last updated: 2016-11-07Bibliographically approved

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