CAUT: Academic Freedom and the Law

Book review by Prof. Dwight Newman (University of Saskatchewan) of Academic Freedom and the Law: A Comparative Study by Eric Barendt, Oxford, 2010 in The Bulletin, 58:4, April 2011., some excerpts from the review:

His discussion is enlivened with examples, with Canada coming off somewhat badly in light of the University of Toronto’s conduct in the Nancy Olivieri and David Healy cases serving as two of Barendt’s key examples of certain forms of university collaboration with industry causing interference with aca­demic freedom.”

“…A key underlying argument of the book — and an important reason to take note of a book on the law of academic freedom specifically — is that different forms of legal protections of academic freedom have different consequences in the context of specific threats or specific cases….”

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