Hate Speech, Contentious Symbols and Politics of Memory: Survey Research on Croatian Citizens’ Attitudes

Original scientific paper

Nebojša Blanuša ; Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb
Enes Kulenović ; Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb

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The authors are presenting and interpreting the data on Croatian citizens’ attitudes on regulating hate speech, contentious symbols and public commemoration. The data was collected in two nation-wide surveys conducted in 2016 and 2018. The data is analyzed within a normative framework of militant democracy versus anti-democratic tendencies. In the conclusion the authors, invoking the available data, advocate a minimal model of regulating public speech by focusing on public utterances of direct and symbolic hate speech.

Hate Speech; Contentious Symbols; Free Speech; Extreme Speech

Hrčak ID: 215406