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            Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception

            Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (Hardback)

            By Sunstein, Cass R.

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            A powerful analysis of why lies and falsehoods spread so rapidly now, and how we can reform our laws and policies regarding speech to alleviate the problem. Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today is different-and in many respects worse. All over the world, people ...are circulating damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. Liars are saying that COVID-19 is a hoax. They are claiming that vaccines cause autism. They are lying about public officials and about people who aspire to high office. They are lying about their friends and neighbors. They are trying to sell products on the basis of untruths. Unfriendly governments, including Russia, are circulating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, the renowned legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech. To be sure, we cannot eliminate lying, nor should we try to do so. Sunstein shows why free societies must generally allow falsehoods and lies, which cannot and should not be excised from democratic debate. A main reason is that we cannot trust governments to make unbiased judgments about what counts as fake news. However, governments should have the power to regulate specific kinds of falsehoods: those that genuinely endanger health, safety, and the capacity of the public to govern itself. Sunstein also suggests that private institutions, such as Facebook and Twitter, have a great deal of room to stop the spread of falsehoods, and they should be exercising their authority far more than they are now doing. As Sunstein contends, we are allowing far too many lies, including those that both threaten public health and undermine the foundations of democracy itself.
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            ISBN 9780197545119
            Released NZ 17 May 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Inalienable Rights
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech of Australia
             

            Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Carolyn; Stone, Adrienne

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            Recently the alarm has been raised - basic freedoms are under attack in our universities. A generation of 'snowflake' students are shutting out ideas that challenge their views. Ideologically motivated academics are promoting propaganda at the expense of rigorous research and bal...anced teaching. Universities are caving in and denying platforms to 'problematic' public speakers. Is this true, or is it panic and exaggeration? Carolyn Evans and Adrienne Stone deftly investigate the arguments, analysing recent controversies and delving into the history of the university. They consider the academy's core values and purpose, why it has historically given higher protection to certain freedoms, and how competing legal, ethical and practical claims can restrict free expression. This book asks the necessary questions and responds with thoughtful, reasoned answers. Are universities responsible for helping students to thrive in a free intellectual climate? Are public figures who work outside of academia owed an audience? Does a special duty of care exist for students and faculty targeted by hostile speech? And are high-profile cases diverting attention from more complex, serious threats to freedom in universities - such as those posed by domestic and foreign governments, industry partners and donors?
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            ISBN 9781760641634
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies

            Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies (Hardback)

            By Barrister, The Secret

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            The Secret Barrister returns to debunk the biggest legal lies of our time. Taking you from your own home to the halls of Westminster, this is the truth about justice in an age of fake law.

            ISBN 9781529009941
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Judicializing Everything?: The Clash of Constitutionalisms in Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom
               

            Judicializing Everything?: The Clash of Constitutionalisms in Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom (Hardback)

            By Harding, Mark S.

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              15 Dec 21

            Judicializing Everything? focuses on judicial decision-making in parliamentary states that have recently adopted bills of rights.

            ISBN 9781487528485
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2021
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Witness

            Witness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milligan, Louise

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            From the best-selling author of CARDINAL comes a searing examination of the power imbalance in our legal system - where exposing the truth is never guaranteed and, for victims, justice is often elusive.

            ISBN 9780733644634
            Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            People, Power, and Law: A New Zealand History
              

            People, Power, and Law: A New Zealand History (Hardback)

            By Gillespie, Dr Alexander; Breen, Dr Claire

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              21 Apr 22

            This book offers a unique insight into the key legal and social issues at play in New Zealand today. Tackling the most pressing issues, it tracks the evolution of these societal problems from 1840 to the present day. Issues explored include: illegal drugs; racism; the position of... women; the position of Maori and free speech and censorship. Through these issues, the authors track New Zealand's evolution to one of the most famously liberal and tolerant societies in the world.
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            ISBN 9781509931613
            Released NZ 21 Apr 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love?
             

            The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love? (Paperback)

            By Anderson, Jack

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            Assesses the legal response to prize fighting and undertakes an analysis of the status of boxing in both legal theory and practice.

            ISBN 9780415574365
            Released NZ 4 Jan 2010
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Birkbeck Law Press
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            Absent Environments: Theorising Environmental Law and the City
             

            Absent Environments: Theorising Environmental Law and the City (Paperback)

            By Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas

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            Offering a transdisciplinary approach to environmental law, its principles, mechanics and context, as tested in its application to the urban environment, this book traces the conceptual and material absence of communication between the human and the natural.

            ISBN 9780415574433
            Released NZ 21 Dec 2009
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Law, Science and Society
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            Choice and Consent: Feminist Engagements with Law and Subjectivity
             

            Choice and Consent: Feminist Engagements with Law and Subjectivity (Paperback)

            Edited by Hunter, Rosemary; Cowan, Sharon

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            Presents the thinking and the directions in feminist legal scholarship. This title provides an examination of key socio-legal concepts in law, jurisprudence and legal and political theory.

            ISBN 9780415574464
            Released NZ 21 Dec 2009
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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