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Academic Freedom and the State: Reflections on the Uses of Knowledge

Sheila Slaughter
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 59, No. 3 (May - Jun., 1988), pp. 241-262
DOI: 10.2307/1981678
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1981678
Page Count: 22
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Abstract

This article reviews the changing environment in which academic freedom is practiced and examines the new challenges confronting it: retrenchment and the crisis in state funding, the emerging agenda for national reform and accountability, the politicalization of expertise, and the rise of new research funding patterns that emphasize government-university-industry partnerships, especially in defense.

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