Academic freedom

18 articles tagged with academic freedom were found.

The Concerns of Historians

De Baets and his Network of Concerned Historians do an admirable job of raising awareness of the risks that professional historians face, and the political misuse of history. As the annual reports reveal, these dangers to academics are increasing and spreading in lockstep with the growth of authoritarian and populist politics.

By David Gaunt No Comments on The Concerns of Historians

Ayşe Gül Altınay’s Statement in Court

Ayse Gul Altinay statements at the court is here published. She signed the "We will not be party of this Crime"-petition in Turkey .

By Ayşe Gül Altınay No Comments on Ayşe Gül Altınay’s Statement in Court

Authoritarian regimes stifle academic freedom

On the 6th of May this year, Baltic Worlds arranged a seminar at CBEES on the topic of the shrinking space for academic freedom. Updated reports from Poland and Hungary was followed by a presentation of the autocratic learning process in Eurasia. Finally there were suggestions on how protect academic freedom and work for international scholarly solidarity.

By Ninna Mörner No Comments on Authoritarian regimes stifle academic freedom

On recent developments affecting academic institutions in Hungary

In my contribution I would like to provide an assessment of what has happened over the past two years in Hungary, how academics have been reacting, and finish with a few thoughts regarding academia in that country and beyond. My focus should and will be on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

By Péter Balogh No Comments on On recent developments affecting academic institutions in Hungary

“FEMACT is led by an ethos of feminism-across-borders”

The academic community is international, and this solidarity crosses borders. Angelika Sjöstedt-Landén is one of the founders of the network FEMACT, that aim to fight the limiting space for academic freedom. We asked her to explain more about the initiative.

By Ninna Mörner No Comments on “FEMACT is led by an ethos of feminism-across-borders”

The disappearance of social anthropology

The Constitution for Science aims to flatten the structure of Polish science. This can result in easier management, both in economic as well as in political terms, but what is actually at stake is a restriction of academic freedom.

By Agnieszka Halemba and Magdalena Radkowska-Walkowicz No Comments on The disappearance of social anthropology

Measuring academic freedom in a regional and global perspective

Democratic backsliding has been an abiding and pervasive concern across the post-communist region for almost a decade. Data from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset corroborate this phenomenon and show that one of the contributors to this decline is a narrowing of freedom for academic and cultural expression.While not being the sole driver of this recent backsliding trend, the opportunity for open academic and cultural exchange does remain an important principle of basic electoral democracy.

By Vello Pettai No Comments on Measuring academic freedom in a regional and global perspective

Student protests against neoliberal reforms in higher education

Student protest as a form of mobilization from below, excluding categorically political organizations like opposition parties and NGOs, has changed the perception in Albanian society about protesting and decision-making. Public opinion regarding the protest in December of 2018 has had the same value as the student movement in 1990—1991 when the system changed, and Albania became a democratic country, and the students are once again bringing hope to Albania!

By Gilda Hoxha No Comments on Student protests against neoliberal reforms in higher education

Reiner Frigyes Park: A Reflection on current events in Hungary

Inaugurated in October 2012, the statue was one of the first publicly-funded right-wing monuments to adorn a public square in postwar Hungary, and only one example of the current Hungarian government’s determined campaign to reformulate public discourse and memory politics.

By Caroline Mezger No Comments on Reiner Frigyes Park:

Expulsion of students as a tool of control

In order to silence dissident voices within Belarusian higher education, students with uncomfortable political views are often expelled. International critique has resulted in a decrease in the number of expulsions, but the repression continues. The university administration merely has changed methods and nowadays focuses on the students with a capacity to lead others.

By Marina Henrikson No Comments on Expulsion of students as a tool of control