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'You need to shut up': Research silencing and what it reveals about academic freedom

Hoepner, Jacqueline Elise


What do attacks on ‘unpalatable’ or ‘controversial’ research reveal about academic freedom? In this thesis I examine cases in which academic freedom has been curtailed, and show that they reveal a great deal about this dearly held, yet poorly defined and understood, concept. Instances of research silencing based on moral objection—rather than demonstrable misconduct—suggest that academic freedom does not allow for the unfettered pursuit of academically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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