Requiem for a Dream: Academic Freedom under Threat in Democracies

  • Daniela Craciun
  • Georgiana Mihut
Keywords: Academic freedom, democracy, Hungary

Abstract

Academic freedom is both a core value and a governing principle of higher education institutions. However, more recently, governments in places generally deemed democratic have labeled universities as threats. The recent legislative change in Hungary represents a particularly worrying example.

Author Biographies

Daniela Craciun

Daniela Crăciun is a doctoral candidate at Central European University,
Budapest, Hungary.

Georgiana Mihut

Georgiana Mihut is a doctoral candidate in higher education at the
Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US.

Published
2017-06-06
How to Cite
Craciun, D., & Mihut, G. (2017). Requiem for a Dream: Academic Freedom under Threat in Democracies. International Higher Education, (90), 15-16. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.90.9999
Section
Crises in Central Europe and Russia