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Author O'Neill, Onora, 1941-

Title A question of trust / Onora O'Neill
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  302 One/Qot  2002  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 100 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Series The BBC Reith lectures ; 2002
Reith lectures ; 2002
Contents 1. Spreading Suspicion -- 2. Trust and Terror -- 3. Called to Account -- 4. Trust and Transparency -- 5. Licence to deceive?
Summary "We say we can no longer trust our public services, institutions or the people who run them. The professionals we have to rely on - politicians, doctors, scientists, businessmen and many others - are treated with suspicion. 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? Or do complex systems of accountability and control themselves 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 a modern democracy." -- Book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Political culture -- Great Britain.
Public opinion -- Great Britain.
Trust -- Great Britain.
Welfare state -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.
Social networks.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-2007.
ISBN 0521823048