Academic Freedom

Special Pleading: Free Speech and Australian Universities

This is an edited version of a speech given by Glyn Davis, distinguished professor of political science at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University, at a summit to explore issues of academic freedom and autonomy hosted by the Australian National University.

10 months ago
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The US Professoriat and the Limits of Free Speech

Researches at the University of Florida’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information have studied the rights of public employees when they speak with the news media. Here, they look specifically at professors at public universities in the United States and find there are broad protections – within limits.

1 year ago
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Webinar Archive: Disinvited Speakers and Academic Freedom

The same day that the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for “a national recommitment to free speech on campus” before an audience at Georgetown University, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, SAGE Publishing, and Index on Censorship magazine hosted a webinar on “Disinvited Speakers and Academic Freedom.”

2 years ago
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Would Legislation Make Campus Free Speech Less Free?

Around the United States, state lawmakers have been talking about – and legislating – ways intended to protect free speech on college campuses. Bt some of the approaches may do more harm than good, argues Neal Hutchens.

2 years ago
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In Search of Conservative Sociology

As sociology has drifted further and further from any conservative touchstones, argues Robert Dingwall, it has become less and less able to understand the society that provides its subsistence.

3 years ago
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Common Rule Reform – A Botched Job

The rush to publish a revised Common Rule for federally funded human research in the United States has created a flawed regulatory regime, says Robert Dingwall., Time to tear the whole edifice down and start over, he suggests.

3 years ago
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In Defense of the Trigger Warning

A literature professor who has offered ‘trigger warnings’ to students argues that the warnings are designed to open up a discussion of difficult material – not suppress it.

3 years ago
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