2016, English, Book edition: The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life / Colin Crouch. Crouch, Colin, 1944-, (author.)

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The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life / Colin Crouch
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 online resource (viii, 182 pages)
  • viii, 182 pages ; 23 cm.
Published
  • Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The knowledge corrupters : hidden consequences of the financial takeover of public life /​ Colin Crouch.
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  • ProQuest Ebook Central.
Author
  • Crouch, Colin, 1944-, (author.)
Published
  • Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • online resource
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 1 online resource (viii, 182 pages)
  • viii, 182 pages ; 23 cm.
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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.
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, politicians, professionals and moneymen.
  • Citizens, customers, professionals, politicians and moneymen.
Notes
  • ProQuest Ebook Central Rental.
  • ebrary purchase 20160628 nsh
  • Formerly CIP.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Form
  • Print version Crouch, Colin, 1944- Knowledge corrupters. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016 9780745669854
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781509502394
  • 0745669859
  • 9780745669854
  • 0745669867
  • 9780745669861
Dewey Number
  • 306.3
Standard Number
  • 60002053639
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