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https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04

No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?

Eric Heinze   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-0471-4954 ; Queen Mary, University of London

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (315 KB) str. 79-108 preuzimanja: 176* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Heinze, E. (2018). No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?. Politička misao, 55 (4), 79-108. https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04
MLA 8th Edition
Heinze, Eric. "No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?." Politička misao, vol. 55, br. 4, 2018, str. 79-108. https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04. Citirano 16.12.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Heinze, Eric. "No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?." Politička misao 55, br. 4 (2018): 79-108. https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04
Harvard
Heinze, E. (2018). 'No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?', Politička misao, 55(4), str. 79-108. https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04
Vancouver
Heinze E. No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?. Politička misao [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 16.12.2019.];55(4):79-108. https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04
IEEE
E. Heinze, "No-platforming and Safe Spaces: Should Universities Censor more (or less) Speech than the Law Requires?", Politička misao, vol.55, br. 4, str. 79-108, 2018. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.55.4.04

Sažetak
How should higher education respond to legally mandated limits on hateful, discriminatory, or provocative speech? Should public universities fortify government rules in the name of equal dignity for vulnerable groups, by imposing even further restrictions of their own? Or should they oppose such restrictions in the name of free speech? Or should they do neither, seeking neither amplification nor repeal, instead simply joining in whatever the government status quo happens to be, as they would do with most other background legal rules? This article advocates the second position: through a brief examination of “no-platforming” and “safe space” policies, it is argued that, within fullyfledged democracies, viewpoint-selective censorship is always indefensible for higher education. Examples are drawn from high-profile controversies involving far-right speakers as well as pro- and anti-Israel speech. Viewpointbased censorship generates one of two scenarios, neither of which coheres with the mission of higher education. One the one hand, no-platformers’ declared principles could never be applied with ethical coherence without becoming so broad as to require massive censorship. On the other hand, if those principles are to apply only rarely, then they lose internal consistency and become outright ad hoc impositions of campus decision-makers’ own political preferences.

Ključne riječi
Antisemitism; Campus Speech; Democracy; Far Right; Free Speech; Higher Education; Israel-Palestine; Leftism; Liberalism

Hrčak ID: 215400

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/215400

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