For decades, pluralism, the rule of law, and human rights have been the backbone of constitutional democracies. Those ideals have been embraced by academia, at least in constitutional democracies. Academia has, on the one hand, propelled innovation, creativity, and pluralism in the past decades in various national environments. On the other hand, it has been more challenging to internalize those values in environments where state authorities have prevented academia from fully flourishing. Read my contribution further at Trafo – blog for Transregional Research of Wissenschafstkolleg zu Berlin.
Academic Freedom between Ideals and Daily Challenges