March 16, 2009

Groupthink in Academia: Majoritarian Departmental Politics and the Professional Pyramid

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Although academia differs from the settings explored by group think theorists, it exhibits many of the same tendencies and failings. One result is the relative absence of classical-liberal and conservative viewpoints among humanities and social sciences professors, especially in the more elite departments.

Citation: Klein, Daniel and Charlotta Stern. "Groupthink in Academia: Majoritarian Departmental Politics and the Professional Pyramid." Independent Review 13, no. 4 (Spring 2009): 585-600.