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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
02 July 2008
repeat  06 July
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Laurie Taylor
talks to the 2002 Reith Lecturer Onora O’Neill and to Marek Kohn, author of a new book called Trust; Self Interest and the Common Good. Is trust evaporating in contemporary society? Does more monitoring of people and politicians increase trust or encourages paranoia?
Additional information:

Marek Kohn
Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Life Science, University of Sussex, and Honorary Faculty Fellow, School of Arts and Architecture, University of Brighton

Trust: Self interest and the Common Good
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 0199217912
ISBN-13: 978-0199217915

Baroness Onora O’Neill
Philosopher, President of the British Academy

Onora O’Neill - A Question of Trust
BBC Reith Lectures 2002 

Due to a technical problem we were not able to conduct the interview on violence in pubs with Belinda Winder Head of the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University

Last Orders for Alcohol Related Violence: exploring salient factors in the occurrence of violent incidents in UK pubs and other late night venues
Dr Belinda Winder & Dr Caroline Wesson

Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory
by Randall Collins
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN-10: 0691133131
ISBN-13: 978-0691133133

Thinking Allowed: Imagination and the City
In Association with the Open University
Hosted by Laurie Taylor with Will Self

How does the way we imagine the city match up to the realities of urban life?
How is our experience of the city, affected by the ideas, fears and fantasies we have about it?
When crime statistics say one thing and fear says another, what kind of social reality does the fantasy create?

Join the debate and have your say as social science meets art, and Will Self, novelist and ‘psychogeographer' faces urban sociologists and city ethnographers to discuss the role of the imagination in the reality of city life.

Recording on: 24 July 2008 at 2pm
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
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