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Higher education restructuring and academic freedom in Hong Kong

Petersen, C.J. and Currie, J. (2008) Higher education restructuring and academic freedom in Hong Kong. Policy Futures in Education, 6 (5). pp. 589-600.

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A former British colony, Hong Kong was reunited with the People's Republic of China in 1997 under the 'one country two systems' model. The Hong Kong Basic Law contains detailed provisions for academic freedom, ensuring that local academics enjoy far greater freedom than their counterparts in mainland China. Hong Kong academics and the broader community have also publicly supported academic freedom when they perceived it to be under threat. The authors argue, however, that the recent restructuring of Hong Kong's universities may ultimately pose a greater threat than any explicit interference from the local or national governments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Symposium Journals Ltd
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