Articles by Ola Tunander

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PRIO [Founded by Johan Galtung]: Silently Disciplining Research
Prof. Ola Tunander | PRIO - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

1 Mar 2021 – Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience being ousted from their positions in research and media institutions. The example presented here is from the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo (PRIO). A researcher is said to seek objectivity and truth. But he or she learns to select their research topics and arrive at conclusions in accordance with what the authorities and management expect. In today’s societal discourse, freedom of speech seems to be reduced to the right to offend other people’s ethnicity or religion.

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