Rethinking Democracy

@article{Waltman2010RethinkingD,
  title={Rethinking Democracy},
  author={Max Waltman},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={63},
  pages={218 - 237}
}
  • Max Waltman
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science, Law
  • Political Research Quarterly
Why are democracies unresponsive to well-documented injuries in the production and by the consumption of pornography? Legal challenges to pornography in Canada and the United States in which sexual subordination, not moral notions of “obscenity,” were the driving rationale, show democracies inadequately recognizing gender-specific harms. Changes in Canadian obscenity doctrines to account for harm and inequality, in contrast with the U.S. reign of “free speech,” did not deliver a corresponding… 
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