Silencing Scientists and Scholars in Other Fields

Silencing Scientists and Scholars in Other Fields : Power, Paradigm Controls, Peer Review, and Scholarly Communication

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An examination of power paradigm controls, peer review and scholarly communication. It covers issues such as: silencing scholars within totalitarian and democratic forms of government; intellectual freedom, intellectual suppression, the big lie and the freedom to lie; and rhetoric versus reality.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 158.5 x 233.68 x 16.76mm | 439.98g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 156750342X
  • 9781567503425

Table of contents

Preface Dedication Introduction Silencing Scholars Within Totalitarian and Democratic Forms of Government Intellectual Freedom, Intellectual Suppression, the Big Lie, and the Freedom to Lie Rhetoric Versus Reality in Academia Paradigm Dependency in Academia and Its Effect on Peer Review Double Standards and Peer-Review Suppression Toleration of Falsification Transition From Academic Discussion and Debate to Controversy and Scandal Saying What You Believe Trust, Skepticism, and Whistleblowing Peer Review Secrecy Politically Correct Out Of Cite, Out Of Mind Role and Responsibility of Academic Librarians Silencing Scholars in the Electronic Age References Author Index Subject Index.
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"The topic is an extremely important one and is of interest to everyone concerned about the reliability and legitimacy of formal scholarly communication....Moran addresses many thorny issues that should be on the minds of all who desire a free flow of information and, more importantly, the unfettered growth of knowledge."-Libraries and Culture "Gordon Moran has done scholarship a great service by reminding researchers in all fields of the need to renew their commitment to truth and integrity."-The Spectator "[T]he book is a useful starting point for considering the never-ending problem of how dissenting scholars can be heard by those whose opinions they challenge. For that reason, this book may be considered for acquisition."-College & Research Libraries "YThe book is a useful starting point for considering the never-ending problem of how dissenting scholars can be heard by those whose opinions they challenge. For that reason, this book may be considered for acquisition."-College & Research Libraries ?[T]he book is a useful starting point for considering the never-ending problem of how dissenting scholars can be heard by those whose opinions they challenge. For that reason, this book may be considered for acquisition.?-College & Research Libraries ?Gordon Moran has done scholarship a great service by reminding researchers in all fields of the need to renew their commitment to truth and integrity.?-The Spectator ?The topic is an extremely important one and is of interest to everyone concerned about the reliability and legitimacy of formal scholarly communication....Moran addresses many thorny issues that should be on the minds of all who desire a free flow of information and, more importantly, the unfettered growth of knowledge.?-Libraries and Culture
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About Gordon Moran

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