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A Question of Trust (BBC Reith Lectures)

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Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? Onora O'Neill challenges current approaches, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. This year's Reith Lectures present a philosopher's view of trust and deception and ask whether and how trust can be restored in modern democracy.

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O'Neill (Cambridge U.) has written widely on political philosophy and ethics and is now a baroness sitting in the House of Lords. Her five lectures explore whether people have stopped trusting, whether untrustworthy action has made trust too risky, and whether trust is obsolete. There is no index or bibliography.
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Synopsis:

Onora O'Neill investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom.

Synopsis:

Onora O'Neill investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom.

Synopsis:

Onora O'Neill's timely new work highlights a great paradox: in order to inspire trust, we, the public, require more accountability, more transparency. But the more we learn about our financial institutions, our politicians, our medical practitioners, our clergy, and many other people who have a direct effect on our lives, the less willing we are to trust them. Their word is doubted, their motives questioned. Whether real or perceived, this crisis of trust has a debilitating impact on society and democracy. Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable in a modern democracy? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? O'nora O' Neill challenges current approaches to accountability, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. |L O'Neill presented these ideas this spring as a part of the BBC Radio 4's reith Lectures. Established in 1948, the Reith Lectures are presented to advance public understanding about significant issues of contemporary interest. Previous lecturers include Bertrand Russel, Robert Oppenheimer, and J.K. Galbraith.

About the Author

Onora O'Neill is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge and has written widely on political philosophy, ethics, international justice and Kant.

Table of Contents

1. Spreading suspicion; 2. Trust and terror; 3. Called to account; 4. Trust and transparency; 5. Licence to deceive?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521529969
Author:
O'Neill, Onora
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
O'Neill, Onora
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Social networks
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Social participation
Subject:
Trust
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
BBC Reith Lectures
Series Volume:
no. 86
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
7.78x5.26x.35 in. .29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Onora O'Neill investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom.
"Synopsis" by , Onora O'Neill investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom.
"Synopsis" by , Onora O'Neill's timely new work highlights a great paradox: in order to inspire trust, we, the public, require more accountability, more transparency. But the more we learn about our financial institutions, our politicians, our medical practitioners, our clergy, and many other people who have a direct effect on our lives, the less willing we are to trust them. Their word is doubted, their motives questioned. Whether real or perceived, this crisis of trust has a debilitating impact on society and democracy. Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable in a modern democracy? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? O'nora O' Neill challenges current approaches to accountability, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. |L O'Neill presented these ideas this spring as a part of the BBC Radio 4's reith Lectures. Established in 1948, the Reith Lectures are presented to advance public understanding about significant issues of contemporary interest. Previous lecturers include Bertrand Russel, Robert Oppenheimer, and J.K. Galbraith.
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