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Title Academic freedom : the global challenge / edited by Michael Ignatieff, Stefan Roch
Published Budapest ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 161 pages)
Contents Academic freedom from without and within / Michael Ignatieff -- Academic freedom and the tension between university and state / Joan Scott -- 3 ideas on academic freedom / Liviu Matei -- Academic freedom in the UK, the Indian subcontinent and Bangladesh / Nirmala Rao -- Academic freedom and universities in continental Europe / Helga Nowotny -- Academic freedom under attack in Turkey / Ayse Kadioglu -- The fundamental role of academic freedom and free inquiry in US higher education / Jonathan R. Cole -- Academic freedom and attacks against it in the US from a historical perspective two undamental sources of academic freedom in the US Lessons from Middlebury / Allison Stanger -- Academic freedom and controversial speech about campus governance / Rogers Brubaker -- Academic freedom in the US and its enemies: a polemic / Leon Botstein -- Key developments in Hungarian higher education / Attila Chikan -- University autonomy in Hungary in perspective / Istvan Kenesei -- Historical foundations of academic freedom in Hungary / Katalin Tausz -- Quality assurance in Hungarian universities and increasing political bias / Valiera Csepe -- The situation in Hungary from the perspective of private universities / Laszlo Vass -- Freedom and its enemies, or how to be a good citizen in a tangled word / Mario Vargas Llosa
Summary "The conference "Academic Freedom - The Global Challenge" was held at Central European University, Budapest in June 2017. Academic freedom--the institutional autonomy of scientific, research and teaching institutions, and the freedom of individual scholars and researchers to pursue controversial research and publish controversial opinions--is a cornerstone of any free society. Today this freedom is under attack from the state in many countries--Russia, Turkey, Venezuela, Hungary, China--but it is also under question from within academe. Bitter disputes have erupted on American campuses, for example, about the limits of free speech and about whether liberal academic freedoms have degenerated into a form of coercive political correctness. Beyond the academy itself, among the general public, academic freedom is contested ground. As Robert Post of Yale Law School has put it, academic freedom is "the price the public must pay in return for the social good of advancing knowledge." Populist currents of political opinion are questioning the price a society pays for the freedom of its 'experts' and professors. This book on the topic of academic freedom seeks to clarify our understanding of what academic freedom is, why it is under attack, from without and from within, and what needs to be done to reform and revive an ideal which is central to democratic freedom itself"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 24, 2018)
Subject Academic freedom.
Teaching, Freedom of.
University autonomy.
Form Electronic book
Author Ignatieff, Michael, editor
Roch, Stefan, editor
LC no. 2017060077
ISBN 9633862345 (electronic book)
9789633862346 (electronic book)
(alkaline paper)