Private Truths, Public Lies The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification

ISBN-10: 0674707583

ISBN-13: 9780674707580

Edition: 1995 (Reprint)

Authors: Timur Kuran
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Description: Preference falsification, according to Timur Kuran, is the act of misrepresenting one's wants under perceived social pressures.

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List price: $40.50
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science and the Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. He is the author of "Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism" (Princeton).

Living a Lie
The Significance of Preference Falsification
Private and Public Preferences
Private Opinion, Public Opinion
The Dynamics of Public Opinion
Institutional Sources of Preference Falsification
Inhibiting Change
Collective Conservatism
The Obstinacy of Communism
The Ominous Perseverance of the Caste System
The Unwanted Spread of Affirmative Action
Distorting Knowledge
Public Discourse and Private Knowledge
The Unthinkable and the Unthought
The Caste Ethic of Submission
The Blind Spots of Communism
The Unfading Specter of White Racism
Generating Surprise
Unforeseen Political Revolutions
The Fall of Communism and Other Sudden Overturns
The Hidden Complexities of Social Evolution
From Slavery to Affirmative Action
Preference Falsification and Social Analysis
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