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The Price of Individual and Institutional Self-Censorship

  • George R. La NoueEmail author
Symposium: Self-Censorship and Life in the Liberal Academy


While self-censorship is a necessary part of everyday social life, suppression of campus speech is inconsistent with academic freedom. Such suppression may take the form of speech disruptions and disinvitations, but it may also be the result of speech codes and bias response teams. These practices may lead to judical remedies. Campus self-censorship in the form of the refusal to sponsor campus public policy debates or forums with diverse viewpoints can only be remedied when higher education adopts models of civil disagreement about important public policy issues.


Self-censorship Bias response teams Judicial free campus speech affrimations Lack of campus public policy debates Forums with diverse viewpoints 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public PolicyUniversity of Maryland Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA

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