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Author Hamilton, Neil.

Title Zealotry and Academic Freedom : a Legal and Historical Perspective
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (421 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Zealotry in American Higher Education; 1. Six Waves of Zealotry from 1870-1970; Religious Fundamentalism of Administrators and Faculty in the Nineteenth Century; Unfettered Capitalism of Trustees and Regents at the End of the Nineteenth Century; Patriotism of World War I; Anticommunism Prior to World War II; McCarthyism in the Late 1940s and the Early 1950s; Student Activism in the Mid- to Late 1960s
2. Fundamentalism of the Radical Academic Left in the Late 1980s and Early 1990sIdeology; Coercion of Competent Academic Inquiry by Tactics of Public Accusation, Social Ostracism, Investigation, Tribunals, Threats to Employment and Disruption of Speeches, Classes, and Administrative Functions; Results; Faculty and Administrative Response; 3. Similarities in the Waves of Zealotry; Similarities between McCarthyism and the Current Fundamentalism; Similarities between Student Activism of the 1960s and the Current Fundamentalism
5. Protection for the Core Academic Affairs of Higher Education from Interference by the State-Constitutional Academic Freedom6. Protection for Freedom of Speech of Professors as Employees in the Public and Private Workplace; Post-1968 Exception: Some Constitutional Protection for Freedom of Speech in the Public Workplace; Application of the Connick Test; 7. The Prudential Doctrine of Academic Abstention in Judicial Review of Academic Decisions; The Rationale for the Doctrine of Academic Abstention; The Scope of Judicial Review as a Function of the Type of Issue Presented
Lower Court Decisions8. Where the Theory of Professional Academic Freedom Fails; Part III: Buttressing the Defense of Academic Freedom; 9. Faculty Neglect of the Correlative Duties of Professional Academic Freedom; Why is the Faculty's Public Defense of Professional Academic Freedom in the Face of Zealotry Frequently so Weak?; Administrative Neglect of Professional Academic Freedom; AAUP Response in the Last Three Waves of Zealotry; The Unique Threat to Academic Freedom from the Fundamentalist Academic Left; Meeting the Challenge of Zealotry
Similarities among McCarthyism, Student Activism of the 1960s, and the Current FundamentalismSummary of the Similarities in the Seven Waves; Part II: The Meaning of Academic Freedom; 4. Protection for Freedom of Expression for the Individual Scholar Employed in Higher Education- Professional Academic Freedom; Correlative Duties of the Individual Faculty Member in the 1915 Statement; Correlative Duties of the Faculty as a Collegial Body in the 1915 Statement; The 1940 AAUP Statement
Notes 10. The Outer Limits of Professional Academic Freedom for the Faculty Zealot
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Subject Academic freedom -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Academic freedom -- United States -- History -- 20th century
College teachers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History
College teachers -- Political activity -- United States -- History
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Academic freedom.
College teachers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
College teachers -- Political activity.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351298828