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Silencing behaviours in contested research & their implications for academic freedom

Hoepner, Jacqueline


What do attacks on 'unpalatable' research reveal about academic freedom? When academic work is curtailed, this cherished yet misunderstood concept is undermined. Silencing based on moral objection - rather than wrongdoing - suggests academic freedom is more constrained than we believe. On paper, academic freedom is rule-bound, yet 'dangerous' ideas produce overwhelmingly visceral reactions. It was these emotional responses I examined to explore the difference between what we believe academic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-08-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Universities' Review
Access Rights: Open Access


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