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Academic freedom, institutional autonomy and the future of democracy (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 24) (2020)

Higher education and research
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978-92-871-9018-5
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English
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Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher and Ira Harkavy (eds)
34.00 € / 68.00 $US
Academic freedom and institutional autonomy are essential for universities to produce the research and teaching necessary to improve society and the human condition.

Academic freedom and institutional autonomy are increasingly important components of the development of democracy. At the same time, these fundamental democratic values are subject to pressure in many countries.

The relationship between academic freedom, institutional autonomy and democracy is fundamental: it is barely conceivable that they could exist in a society not based on democratic principles, and democracy is enriched when higher education institutions operate on this basis. Higher education institutions need to be imbued with democratic culture and that, in turn, helps to promote democratic values in the wider society. None of these issues are simple and the lines between legitimacy and illegitimacy are sometimes hard to discern, as is illustrated by perspectives from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Mediterranean region.
PREFACE 
A WORD FROM THE EDITORS 
SETTING THE SCENE
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND THE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY AND DEMOCRACY’S FUTURE IN EUROPE 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY – WHAT ROLE IN AND FOR THE EHEA? 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY: REGIONAL OVERVIEWS
DEMOCRACY AND THE PURPOSES OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES 
ACADEMIC AND SCHOLARLY FREEDOM: TOWARDS A “DISPUTING” UNIVERSITY WITH CRITICALLY ENGAGED STUDENTS 
PERSPECTIVES ON INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY IN A EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT 
CURBING UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE NAME OF QUALITY ASSURANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTERNATIONALISATION IN EAST ASIA 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: LEGALITIES AND REALITIES 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY: VIEWS FROM PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND DEMOCRACY: A VIEW FROM THE UNITED STATES 
INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM: THE COMPLEX ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY: A VIEW FROM UNESCO 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY: EXAMPLES AND CHALLENGES
21ST-CENTURY CHALLENGES TO INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND THE PUBLIC GOOD: AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY: EXAMPLES AND CHALLENGES 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM REVISITED 
“FREEDOM TO ERR” AS A BEACON FOR PUBLIC POLICIES ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY: A VIEW FROM TEACHING PROFESSIONALS
ACADEMIC FREEDOM, INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY: SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION
REFLECTIONS ON THE GLOBAL FORUM AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION 
DECLARATION ADOPTED BY THE GLOBAL FORUM 
EDITORS 
CONTRIBUTORS 

LIST OF TABLES
Perspectives on institutional autonomy in a European higher education context 
Table 1: Impacts of national higher education governance approaches on selected institutional autonomy aspects 
Table 2: Autonomy ranking of 29 European higher education systems based on the EUA 2017 Scorecard (Pruvot and Estermann 2017) 
Curbing university autonomy and academic freedom in the name of quality assurance, accountability and internationalisation in East Asia 
Table 1. Developmental states in East Asia and neoliberal governance model 
Table 2. University–state relations in East Asia 
Academic freedom in the European Union: legalities and realities 
Table 1. Constitutional protection of freedom of speech and academic freedom 
Table 2: Legislative protection for freedom of teaching and research 
Table 3: Level of protection for academic freedom in respondents’ higher education institutions 
Table 4: Changes in the protection of academic freedom in recent years 
Table 5: Individual academic freedom for teaching has declined in my institution in recent years 
Table 6: Individual academic freedom for research has declined in my institution in recent years 
Table 7: Institutional autonomy has declined in my institution in recent years 
Table 8: Self-governance has declined in my institution in recent years 
Table 9: Employment protection for academic staff in my institution has declined in recent years 
Table 10: Summary table 
Table 11: Does the university in which you work have an official policy document on academic freedom? 
Table 12: I would welcome additional information on the constitutional/legislative protection of academic freedom in my nation 
Table 13: Because of your academic views have you been subjected to bullying by academic colleagues? 
Table 14: Because of your academic views have you been subjected to psychological pressure by someone in your institution? 
Table 15: Because of your academic views have you ever practised self-censorship?