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Freedom of Expression and Consciousness

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course will examine the ways in which rights, language, and public space have been linked together in ideas about democracy. What is 'freedom of speech', what is the “freedom of assembly?» Is there a right to say anything? Is there the right to speak publicly and what is the role of peaceful demonstration and non-violent process in the regime transformation? We will investigate who has had these rights, where it has come from, and what it has had to do with current crises of democracy. Is an encounter with the fact of language, which belongs to no one and can be appropriated by anyone, at the heart of democracy? The crucial role of public activity, “street politics” as well as representation In asking about the status of the speaking (and doing something publicly) human subject, we will ask about the ways in which the subject of rights, and indeed the thought of human rights itself, derives from a political and legal experience. These questions will be examined, if not answered, across a variety of political and legal cases.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Know the major concepts of public policy – freedom of speech and freedom of assembly
  • Be able to recognize the main controversy between these rights and other types of rights and freedoms
  • Be able to apply standards of freedom of speech and assembly and implement it into the various situations
  • Be able to distinguish between infringements of law and human rights violations
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Know the major concepts of human rights - freedom of speech and freedom of assembly
  • Know the history and evolution of views on freedom of speech in different societies
  • Be able to identify hate speech in discourse analysis and know what kind of measures existed to limit and reduce hate speech
  • Know how religion may affect practices of free expression of one's opinion
  • Be able to qualify connections between freedom of expression and minority rights
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Freedom of Speech and Consciousness.
  • Freedom of speech in history. Two traditions of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech limitations.
  • Hate speech in XX century and principles of hate speech limitation
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of religion.
  • Freedom of expression VS Minority Rights
  • Religion, violence, and free speech controversy.
  • Freedom of speech and religion and international law. Freedom of religion and speech in European Convention of human rights.
  • International organization and projects of freedom of speech and consciousness protection.
  • Academic rights and free speech on campus
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Oral presentations
  • non-blocking Portfolio
  • non-blocking Active participation in seminars
  • non-blocking Written essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Active participation in seminars + 0.25 * Oral presentations + 0.25 * Portfolio + 0.25 * Written essay
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Anthony Gray. (2019). Freedom of Speech in Practice : Controversial Applications of Law and Theory. Lanham: Lexington Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2281651
  • Doyle, E. (2018). Freedom of Speech on Campus. New York: Greenhaven Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1869008
  • Hallberg, P., & Virkkunen, J. (2017). Freedom of Speech and Information in Global Perspective. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1486439
  • Walden, R., Stephens, A., & Ghanea-Hercock, N. (2007). Does God Believe in Human Rights? : Essays on Religion and Human Rights. Leiden: Brill | Nijhoff. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=252653

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kersch, K. I. (2003). Freedom of Speech : Rights and Liberties Under the Law. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=83345
  • Powers, E. (2011). Freedom of Speech : The History of an Idea. Lewisburg [Pa.]: Bucknell University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=431040