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The Right to Privacy: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach

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The relative importance of the right to privacy in constitutional democracies is reconsidered on the basis of discourse theory. To this end the author does not regard privacy as an aim in itself but as a provider of freedom, and concentrates on the key role that freedom plays in discourse-theoretical constructions of constitutional democracies.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Seville, Department of Constitutional Law, Avda. del Cid s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain

Publication date: 1998-06-01

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