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dc.contributor.authorHill, L.en
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationPolitics, 2001; 21(2):101-113en
dc.identifier.issn0263-3957en
dc.identifier.issn1467-9256en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/38994-
dc.descriptionThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.comen
dc.description.abstractThis article responds to recent cases of parliamentary speech which reflect the ascendancy of a totalising ‘mainstream’ approach to public discourse and a political leadership that may, at times, be overly attentive to the majority-rule dimension of democracy. These developments spark a more general discussion of the phenomenology of privileged parliamentary speech, the role of speech freedoms in liberal democratic orders and the duties of parliamentary representatives within them. I make two general conclusions. First, the ways in which we normally argue and think about free speech will not generally apply to the speech of parliamentarians because their speech rights cannot be universalised. Secondly, even if parliamentary speech could be treated as standard speech there would be no legitimate defence (from a liberal democratic point of view) for a strictly populist approach to its use since this could undermine the deliberative function of parliament and lead to the violation of other important liberal democratic principles.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLisa Hillen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.en
dc.source.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111/1467-9256.00141en
dc.titleAustralian democracy and priveleged parliamentary speechen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020072508en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-9256.00141en
dc.identifier.pubid47613-
pubs.library.collectionPolitics publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidHill, L. [0000-0002-9098-7800]en
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