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The Adversary First AmendmentFree Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy$
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Martin H. Redish

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804772150

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.001.0001

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Introduction: The First Amendment and American Democracy

Introduction: The First Amendment and American Democracy

(p.xi) (p.xii) (p.1) CHAPTER ONE Introduction: The First Amendment and American Democracy
The Adversary First Amendment

Martin H. Redish

Stanford University Press

This chapter outlines the goals and purposes of the book. It explains that while democratic theory and free expression have often been intertwined by scholars, the version of democratic theory most appropriately tied to free expression is adversary democracy, rather than the communitarian or collectivist theories usually employed by constitutional theorists.

Keywords:   democratic theory, cooperative democracy, adversary democracy, free speech, protection of speech, Robert Post, Alexander Meiklejohn, Cass Sunstein

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