American Exceptionalism, the French Exception, and Digital Media Law

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Abstract

This volume explores the sameness and difference between the United States and France in the matters of freedom of expression on the Internet. The United States and France are liberal democracies that are part of the Western family of nations. However, despite their many similarities, they have a number of cultural and ideological differences. The United States is generally France’s ally in time of war and its cultural nemesis in time of peace. One of the reasons for this unusual relationship is that the United States and France are self-described “exceptional” countries. The United States and France are therefore two Western countries separated by different exceptionalist logics. Lyombe Eko uses this concept of exceptionalism as a theoretical framework for the analysis of American and French resolution of problems of human rights and freedom of expression in the traditional media and on the Internet. This book therefore analyzes how each county applies rules and regulations designed
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield
StatePublished - Jun 20 2013

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    Eko, L. (2013). American Exceptionalism, the French Exception, and Digital Media Law. Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield.