Measuring academic freedom in Europe: a criterion referenced approach

Karran, Terence and Beiter, Klaus and Appiagyei-Atua, Kwadwo (2017) Measuring academic freedom in Europe: a criterion referenced approach. Policy Reviews in Higher Education . ISSN 2332-2969

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Abstract

Using comparative data from 28 states within the European Union, this paper is a comprehensive 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, extending previous work in this area, adopts a ‘bottom-up’ approach utilising 37 specific parameters that relate to international treaties, and national, 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.

Keywords:academic freedom, European Union, comparative analysis
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:26149
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 14:30

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