Det demokratiske argument for absolut ytringsfrihed

  • Sune Lægaard


The article considers the claim that absolute freedom of speech is a necessary precondition for democratic legitimacy based on a reconstruction of an argument o ered by Ronald Dworkin. e question is why free speech should be a precondition for democratic legitimacy and why it should be so extensive that hate speech laws limiting free speech should be rejected? e article accounts for the concepts of legitimacy and democracy, analyses the legitimacy argument for free speech, and discusses a number of problems with it. 

Lægaard, S. (2014). Det demokratiske argument for absolut ytringsfrihed. Politik, 17(1).