Politics and Plagiarism: 4 Examples

Politics and Plagiarism: 4 Examples 1

Michael Kappeler, DPA, Landov

Annette Schavan

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Michael Kappeler, DPA, Landov

Annette Schavan

In the past few years, a spate of politicians in Germany and other countries in Europe have been accused of plagiarizing their doctoral theses or other academic work. Here are four high-profile officials who have quit their jobs because of such allegations.

Annette Schavan resigned as Germany's minister of research and education in February, after Heinrich Heine University revoked her doctorate. An academic committee said her 1980 thesis, Person and Conscience, had