Politicizing the universities

Zbigniew Drozdowicz

Abstract


In the first part of these remarks I recall such examples from the past of the mentioned political agenda that might be a sort of  warning for a too far reaching overtaking of higher education institutions by political powers. In the second part, however, I recall contemporary ways and forms of political agenda, which I call “velvet” revolutions and I also see them as threat to fulfill by universities their social missions. The remarks and evaluations formulated by me at the end are certainly not to be considered. These remarks are being treated by me as a voice in the discussion on the issue how much politics might be or has to be in the life of universities, what kind of politics do any good to them and what kind brings more damage.

Keywords


politicizing the universities; historical casuses; “velvet” revolutions

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