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Blocking Access to the Recent Past: Threats to Academic Freedom in Post-dictatorial Spain

By Sebastiaan Faber

Abstract:

To understand threats to academic freedom in the United States today, it is useful to consider the experience of other countries. This article looks at Spain, where—despite explicit constitutional protection—scholars have faced different forms of censorship. While most of the threats it faces in Spain can be traced back to the country’s democratic transition, academic freedom has also been undermined by the erosion of job security, the steady privatization of higher education, and university administrations concerned with their institutions’ public image.

View the entire article here: "Blocking Access to the Recent Past: Threats to Academic Freedom in Post-dictatorial Spain."

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