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Hate, Politics, Law: Critical Perspectives on Combating Hate

Thomas Brudholm and Birgitte Schepelern Johansen


What is at stake in the modern combatting of hate in liberal democratic societies? This book takes up the question and offers a critical exploration of the basic assumptions, ideals and agendas behind the fighting of hate, as expressed for example through anti-hate speech and anti-hate crime initiatives. Most research on hate crime, on hatred as such, and on the -isms and -phobias with which it is commonly connected (racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia etc.) are written and published in what might be called a “preventionalist” spirit. That is, such studies are undertaken in order to prevent hate ... More

Keywords: hate, hate crime, hate speech, liberal democracy, law, philosophy, political theory, emotion, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190465544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190465544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Brudholm, editor
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Birgitte Schepelern Johansen, editor
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

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Thomas Brudholm and Birgitte Schepelern Johansen

Part I Historicizing Hatred

Part II Conceptualizing Hatred

Part III Responses to Hatred

Chapter 6 Criminalizing Hate?

R A Duff and S E Marshall1

Chapter 7 Readdressing Hate Crime

Mark Austin Walters

Chapter 8 Tolerance

Birgitte Schepelern Johansen

Part IV Democratic Hatreds?


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