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Academic Freedom Under Pressure?

  • Is academic freedom threatened? The book examines current challenges to academic freedom in Europe, focusing mainly on Italy and Germany. The cases discussed demonstrate that research and teaching are under pressure in Euro-pean democracies: in Hungary and Poland due to political constraints, in other countries due to societal expectations. Considering different interrelated aspects, the four parts of the book explore many real and potential threats to universities, scientific institutions and researchers, ranging from the European dimension of freedom of the arts and sciences to comparative analysis of emerging challenges to academic freedom against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. They highlight threats to university autonomy from the economic orientation of university governance, which emphasizes efficiency, competition, and external evaluation, and from new rules concerning trigger warnings, speech restrictions, and ethics commissions. Detailed study of these complex threats is intended to stimulate scholarly reflection and elicit serious discussion at European and national level. The volume contributes to the search for a new role of universities and scientific institutions and is addressed to academics and political stakeholders.

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Subtitle (English):A Comparative Perspective
Place of publication:Cham (CH)
Editor:Margrit Seckelmann, Lorenza Violini, Cristina Fraenkel-Haeberle, Giada Ragone
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:2021
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Creating Corporation:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Contributing Corporation:Università degli Studi di Milano
Release Date:2021/11/22
Tag:Academic Freedom, New Challenges
GND Keyword:Academic Freedom, New Challenges
Popular scientific document:Nein
Page Number:XV, 256
Documents ordered by discipline (DDC classification):300 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht
Documents of the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV):Selbständige Verlagsveröffentlichungen
Licence (German):License LogoUrhG – es gilt deutsches Urheberrecht