Defamation Law and Social Attitudes: Ordinary Unreasonable People

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Law - 360 pages
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'Because the law of defamation is about reputation and thus necessarily about community and social attitudes, Baker's serious empirical analysis of just those community and social attitudes about defamation and about reputation is a novel and impo
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART I asking the defamation question
17
2 Formulating the test for defamation
19
3 Refining the test
39
4 Applyng the test
66
PART II Answering the defamation question
117
5 The lawyers answers
119
6 The publics answers
183
7 The thirdperson effect
211
8 Accomodating the thirdperson effect
290
9 Conclusion
310
Appendix I
319
Appendix II
321
Bibliography
323
Index
333
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