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Academic freedom in the wired world : political extremism, corporate power, and the university

Author: Robert M O'Neil
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A longtime activist-scholar takes readers through the changing landscape of academic freedom. From the aftermath of September 11 to the new frontier of blogging, Robert O'Neil examines the tension between institutional and individual interests. Many cases boil down to a hotly contested question: Who has the right to decide what is taught in the classroom?" "O'Neil shows how courts increasingly restrict professorial  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Neil, Robert M.
Academic freedom in the wired world.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608516532
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M O'Neil
ISBN: 9780674026605 0674026608
OCLC Number: 126227797
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Discovering academic freedom --
Protecting academic freedom --
The Constitution and the courts --
Academic freedom in times of crisis --
The rights of academic researchers --
Intersections of academic and artistic freedom --
New technologies : academic freedom in cyberspace --
Whose academic freedom? --
Bias, balance, and beyond : new threats to academic freedom --
Academic freedom in perspective.
Responsibility: Robert O'Neil.

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Takes readers through the changing landscape of academic freedom. This book examines the tension between institutional and individual interests. It shows how courts increasingly restrict professorial  Read more...
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