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Pursuing Academic Freedom

"Free and Fearless"?

Edited by Len Findlay and Paul Bidwell
Academic freedom suggests the ability to investigate and openly discuss all topics and ideas, even those which may seem irrelevant, controversial, or even dangerous. However, academic freedom often means something quite different in practice. This discrepancy between theory and reality is the subject of this book, and is explored in a wide range of examples and analyses. This collection of essays begins with a detailed examination of the history of academic freedom, then explores the complexities of its practice in different institutional settings, and outlines some of the most difficult challenges it currently faces.

About the Authors

Len Findlay is professor of English and director of the Humanities Research Unit at the University of Saskatchewan. A former vice president (External Communications) of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada and postsecondary policy analyst on universities for government, he has published numerous essays on academic disciplines and on the nature of the university. Paul Bidwell is chair of the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. A specialist in Modern British Literature, he also has wide experience in developing institution-wide academic agendas and a strong interest in academic governance.
UBC Press

9781895830187 : pursuing-academic-freedom-findlay-bidwell
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248 Pages
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