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European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade, and the New Media

Perry Keller


Over the past half century, western democracies have lead efforts to entrench the economic and political values of liberal democracy into the foundations of European and international public order. The relationship between the media and the state has been at the heart of those efforts. In this relationship, often framed in constitutional principles, the liberal democratic state has celebrated the liberty to publish information and entertainment content, while also forcefully setting the limits for harmful or offensive expression. It is thus a relationship rooted in the state’s need for securit ... More

Keywords: media, democracy, liberalism, constitutionalism, trade, goods, services, human rights, freedom of expression, European Union, WTO

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198268550
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Perry Keller, author
Senior Lecturer at King's College London
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