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Surviving life-threatening intimidation as a researcher

Muchukiwa, Bosco (2020) Surviving life-threatening intimidation as a researcher. Africa at LSE (24 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Challenging the findings of an academic study is a common practice in the university setting. In most cases, the criticism is confined to academic debates, occasionally conducted through media channels. In some cases however, challenges to academic analyses can take on another form altogether, one that can translate into pressures on a researcher’s private life, and even direct intimidation. When criticism begins to undermine a researcher’s dignity or life, then what we are looking at is the violation of human rights and the restriction of free and critical thought.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105319

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