Academic freedom is currently under pressure. The most obvious cases in Europe are those of Hungary and Poland, where the state interferes directly in core academic issues by changing the laws. More generally, research and teaching are at risk in European democracies. Except in Hungary and Poland, this is not only due to political constraints: society itself seems to have lost its trust in science. Scientific results are declared “fake news” and students and lecturers are not allowed to discuss social, gender or integration issues (keyword: “trigger warning”). Such threats to research and teaching curb scientific autonomy directly and indirectly.

Introduction: The Multiple Expressions of Academic Freedom / L. Violini, C. Fraenkel-Haeberle, G. Ragone, M. Seckelmann - In: Academic Freedom Under Pressure? : A Comparative Perspective / [a cura di] M. Seckelmann, L. Violini, C. Fraenkel-Haeberle, G. Ragone. - Prima edizione. - Cham : Springer, 2021. - ISBN 9783030775230. - pp. 1-11 [10.1007/978-3-030-77524-7_1]

Introduction: The Multiple Expressions of Academic Freedom

L. Violini
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G. Ragone
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2021

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Academic freedom is currently under pressure. The most obvious cases in Europe are those of Hungary and Poland, where the state interferes directly in core academic issues by changing the laws. More generally, research and teaching are at risk in European democracies. Except in Hungary and Poland, this is not only due to political constraints: society itself seems to have lost its trust in science. Scientific results are declared “fake news” and students and lecturers are not allowed to discuss social, gender or integration issues (keyword: “trigger warning”). Such threats to research and teaching curb scientific autonomy directly and indirectly.
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