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A Question of Trust

A Question of Trust
The BBC Reith Lectures 2002


  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2014
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521529969


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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.

    • Onora O'Neill is a distinguished public commentator as well as academic
    • These lectures have received very wide media coverage in the UK
    • The subject of the lectures speaks to current concerns and debates about issues of trust and transparency in public life
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521529969
    • length: 108 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 130 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.13kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2014
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    Onora O'Neill, Newnham College, Cambridge

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