Location of Repository

Academic freedom in Europe: a preliminary comparative analysis

By Terence Karran

Abstract

Using comparative data from 23 states within the European Union, this paper is a preliminary assessment of the protection for, and (by extension) the health of, academic freedom in the universities of the nations of the European Union. The paper examines constitutional and legislative protection for academic freedom, along with legal regulations concerning institutional governance, the appointment of the Rector and the existence of academic tenure, in order to create a composite picture of the health of academic freedom in the universities within the European Union nations. Additionally the paper considers how this preliminary analysis could be extended through possible further research to aid refinement of the results, and what policy steps could usefully be adopted at European level to protect and strengthen academic freedom

Topics: X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1057/palgrave.hep.8300159
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:1609

Suggested articles

Preview

Citations

  1. A ˚ kerlind, G.and Kayrooz, C.(2003) ‘Understanding academic freedom: the views of social scientists’, doi
  2. (2003). Academe in transition: transformations in the Polish academic profession’,
  3. (1994). Academic freedom and Autonomy in the United Kingdom and Germany’,
  4. (1999). Academic freedom and institutional autonomy in historical perspective’,
  5. (2001). Academic freedom and organisational identity’,
  6. (1963). Academic freedom and the academic president’, doi
  7. (2003). Academic freedom as insubordination: the legalisation of the academy’, doi
  8. (2007). Academic Freedom in Europe Higher Education Policy doi
  9. (1990). Academic freedom, autonomy and accountability doi
  10. (2001). Academic freedom: international challenges and realities’,
  11. (1998). Academic tenure and employment in the UK’, doi
  12. (2000). Academic tenure: its historical and legal meanings in the United States and its relationship to the compensation of medical school faculty members’,
  13. (2005). Chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, quoted by R. Bowen in ‘For the record: born free but in chains: academic freedom and rights of governance’,
  14. (1995). Constitutional academic freedom’, doi
  15. (2000). European Union.(2000) ‘Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union’, doi
  16. European Union.(2005) Constitution Of The European Union, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
  17. Ford, A.(1982) Beyond Traditional Tenure: A Guide to Sound Policies and Practice, doi
  18. (1998). High school academic freedom: the evolution of a fish out of water’,
  19. (2001). Inextricably Linked’’: shared governance and academic freedom’, doi
  20. (2003). Institutional autonomy and higher education governance’, doi
  21. (2007). Karran Academic Freedom doi
  22. L.(1996) ‘The Limits of Academic Freedom’, doi
  23. (2006). Liberties, freedom and autonomy: a few reflections on academia’s estate’, doi
  24. (2005). OECD.(2005) Education at a Glance doi
  25. P.(2000) Academic Freedom in the USA, retrieved from http://rbs2.com/afree.htm.
  26. (2002). Partnerships between administrative and academic managers: how deans and faculty managers work together’,
  27. (1994). Professors.(1994) On the Relationship of Faculty Governance to Academic Freedom, Statement adopted by the Association’s Council,
  28. R.(1975) ‘Tenure and Academic Freedom’,
  29. R.(1997) Higher Education: A Critical Business,
  30. R.(2003) ‘Ethics, academic freedom and academic tenure’, doi
  31. (2003). Should faculty be doi
  32. (2000). The academy’s freedom, the academy’s burden’, doi
  33. (2002). The corporatisation of the university: distance learning at the cost of academic freedom?’,
  34. (2004). The Interpretation of the Magna Charta Universitatum and its Principles, doi
  35. (1990). The legal nature of academic freedom in United States colleges and universities’,
  36. (2003). The Mission of the University’, in Case Studies: Academic Freedom and University Institutional Responsibility in Portugal,
  37. (1988). The Price of Freedom’,
  38. (2003). University Institutional Autonomy’, in Case Studies: Academic Freedom and University Institutional Responsibility in Portugal,
  39. (1951). Utilitarianism, Liberty and Representative Government, doi
  40. W.(1971) ‘Tenure: a summary, explanation, and defense’, doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.