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Contents, contributors, acknowledgements, pp. iii-xi: pdf
Introduction, pp. 1-7: html and pdf
Jean Buckley-Moran, Australian scientists and the cold war, pp. 11-23: html and pdf
Evan Jones and Frank Stilwell, Political economy at the University of Sydney, pp. 24-38: html and pdf
Clyde Manwell and C. M. Ann Baker, "Not merely malice": the University of Tasmania versus Professor Orr, pp. 39-49: pdf
Prejudice in granting research grants, pp. 50-58: html and pdf
Brian Martin, Academic exploitation, pp. 59-62: html and pdf
Professors, promotions and politics, pp. 63-69: pdf
Richard Routley and Val Plumwood, The "Fight for the Forests" affair, pp. 70-73: html and pdf
Peter Springell, For the freedom to comment by scientists, pp. 74-78: html and pdf
Brian Martin, Science policy under the whip, pp. 79-86: html and pdf
Fruit fly, free speech and academic justice in Adelaide: pdf
Preventing preventive medicine, pp. 123-163: pdf
Brian Martin. Archives of suppression, pp. 164-181: html and pdf
Brian Martin, Elites and suppression, pp. 185-199: html and pdf
Cheryl Hannah, Who listens when women speak? The struggle for feminist critique in universities, pp. 200-212: html and pdf
Stuart Rees, Authoritarianism in state bureaucracies: the psychology of bureaucratic conformity, pp. 213-223: pdf
Cedric Pugh, In the twilight zone: academic and human rights, pp. 224-239: pdf
Editors, Options for dissidents, pp. 243-252: html and pdf
Brian Martin and Clyde Manwell, Publicising suppression, pp. 253-256: html and pdf
Brian Martin, Suppression and social action, pp. 257-263: html and pdf
Clyde Manwell and C. M. Ann Baker, Evaluation of performance in academic and scientific institutions, pp. 264-300: pdf
Index, pp. 301-304: pdf
From the back cover:
In Australia, as in other modern western democracies, the right to freedom of speech and inquiry is unquestioned. But do such freedoms exist, simply because we believe in them?
This book documents case histories of intellectual suppression occurring within the Australian academic and scientific community. Suppression may involved the blocking of funds, the denial of promotion or publication, outright harassment, the subtle undermining of reputation or, in its most extreme form, dismissal.
Intellectual Suppression examines the incidence of suppression in academic and scientific organisations and analyses it as a feature of wider power structures in society. Ways of opposing suppression are considered and detailed information is provided on how teaching and research are evaluated so that dissidents can challenge the official excuses often given for dismissal or blocked promotion.
The editors have all had first-hand experience with suppression cases and have studied the phenomenon extensively. With their own and invited contributions, they have compiled an invaluable handbook on a little-studied aspect of the academic and scientific world that has serious implications for the rest of society.
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