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Free Speech on Campus
(2017)
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law
  • Howard Gillman
Abstract
Hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful, and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side are traditional free speech advocates who charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. In this clear and carefully reasoned book, a university chancellor and a law school dean—both constitutional scholars who teach a course in free speech to undergraduates—argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. This book provides the background necessary to understanding the importance of free speech on campus and offers clear prescriptions for what colleges can and can’t do when dealing with free speech controversies.
Disciplines
Publication Date
September, 2017
Publisher
Yale University Press
ISBN
9780300226560
Citation Information
Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman. Free Speech on Campus. (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erwin_chemerinsky/380/