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The Unknowers

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Deliberate ignorance has been known as the ''Ostrich Instruction'' in law courts since the 1860s. It illustrates a recurring pattern in history in which figureheads for major companies, political leaders and industry bigwigs plead ignorance to avoid culpability. So why do so many figures at the top still get away with it when disasters on their watch damage so many people''s lives? Does the idea that knowledge is power still apply in today''s post-truth world?A bold, wide-ranging exploration of the relationship between ignorance and power in the modern age, from debates over colonial power and economic rent-seeking in the 18th and 19th centuries to the legal defences of today, shows that strategic ignorance has not only long been an inherent part of modern power and big business, but also that true power lies in the ability to convince others of where the boundary between ignorance and knowledge lies.>

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Authors Lansey McGoey, Lindsey McGoey, Linsey McGoey
Publisher Zed Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 05.06.2018
EAN 9781780326351
ISBN 978-1-78032-635-1
No. of pages 240
Dimensions 136 mm x 215 mm x 28 mm
Series Economic Controversies
Economic Controversies
Subjects Non-fiction book

Wirtschaftspolitik, Philosophie, Politikwissenschaft, SOCIAL SCIENCE / General, PHILOSOPHY / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, Wirtschaftspolitik, politische Ökonomie, Politik / Politikwissenschaft, Politologie

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