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  • Academic Journal
  • Der Staat; 2008, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p213-240, 28p
  • The article presents a discussion on the origins and historical development of the freedom to study as a basic civil right in Europe. The author traces the first official mention of the right to learn to Swiss educational legislation from September, 1832. The implications of accepting freedom of study as a civil right are examined, first in the context of monasticism, then in university history, and finally as part of the constitutional law of 19th-century European states. Particular attention is paid to constitutional legislation protecting education in Germany after 1918.
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Freedom of Study. (English)