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The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life, Colin Crouch

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The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life
Title
The knowledge corrupters
Title remainder
hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life
Statement of responsibility
Colin Crouch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In principle the advanced, market-driven world in which we now live is fuelled by knowledge, information and transparency, but in practice the processes that produce this world systematically corrupt and denigrate knowledge: this is the powerful and provocative argument advanced by Colin Crouch in his latest exploration of societies on the road to post-democracy. Crouch shows that executives in profit-maximizing corporations have incentives to ignore or distort knowledge, especially firms in the information business of the mass media themselves, as financial knowledge increasingly trumps the other kinds of knowledge that business needs. Firms also seek to take control of public knowledge and use it for their own ends, often at the cost of other stakeholders in society. Meanwhile the transfer of similar practices to professional public services undermines professional skills and ethics - especially when these services are out-sourced to the private sector. Attempts to extricate ourselves from these problems involve reshaping the complex and often conflicting relationships among citizens, professionals, managers and financiers. This new book by one of the most incisive critics of contemporary Western societies will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from students to policy-makers and those who work in the public and private sectors.--
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1944-
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Crouch, Colin
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Public-private sector cooperation
  • Public administration
  • Human services
  • Neoliberalism
Label
The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life, Colin Crouch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Neoliberalism and the problem of knowledge -- Knowledge and the problem of capitalism -- The corrosion of the public-service ethos -- Knowledge for citizens, customers or objects? -- Citizens, customers, professionals, politicians and moneymen
Control code
FIEb17775632
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780745669854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)963293783
Label
The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life, Colin Crouch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Neoliberalism and the problem of knowledge -- Knowledge and the problem of capitalism -- The corrosion of the public-service ethos -- Knowledge for citizens, customers or objects? -- Citizens, customers, professionals, politicians and moneymen
Control code
FIEb17775632
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780745669854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)963293783

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