*This article is particularly indebted to Mariette Blanchette, who provided substantive contributions and editorial advice, including summaries of the two Quebec cases. It also reflects the editorial recommendations of Robin Haley-Gillin and Thomas Klassen. While the assistance provided does not necessarily imply agreement with all ideas, their comments and criticisms strengthened the article; its weaknesses remain my own. This manuscript was first submitted in July 2001 and accepted in November 2001.
The Bog-like Ground on Which We Tread: Arbitrating Academic Freedom in Canada*
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 301–322, August 2002
How to Cite
Gillin, C. T. (2002), The Bog-like Ground on Which We Tread: Arbitrating Academic Freedom in Canada. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 39: 301–322. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-618X.2002.tb00622.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
Le sens de la liberté universitaire est en partie construit socialement au moyen de l'arbitrage. Cet article examine ce processus dans un contexte légal plus large et analyse les cas d'arbitrage de liberté universitaire les plus pertinents au Canada. Il étudie ce que nous révèle la construction sociale des arbitres concernant la liberté universitaire et comment les conditions conceptuelles et structurales de l'arbitrage influent sur son sens.
The meaning of academic freedom is, in part, socially constructed through arbitration. This article examines that process in the larger legal context and analyses the most relevant Canadian arbitrations of academic freedom. It examines what the social construction by arbitrators tells us about academic freedom and how the conceptual and structural conditions of arbitration affect its meaning.