Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Preference falsification, according to Timur Kuran, is the act of misrepresenting one's wants under perceived social pressures. In this book Kuran argues that the phenomenon not only is ubiquitous but has huge social and political consequences. Drawing on diverse intellectual traditions, including those rooted in economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, he provides a unified theory of how preference falsification shapes collective decisions, orients structural change, sustains social stability, distorts human knowledge, and conceals political possibilities. Kuran argues that people's choices, and even their desires, are a function of social and psychological conditions and above all pressures imposed by other people.

Buy Private Truths, Public Lies book by Timur Kuran from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674707580
ISBN-10: 0674707583
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 29mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Private Truths, Public Lies book by Timur Kuran and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Timur Kuran

>Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Political Science & Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University

Books By Author Timur Kuran

Long Divergence by Timur Kuran

The Long Divergence

Paperback, November 2012
$53.09
Islam and Mammon by Timur Kuran

Islam and Mammon

Paperback, December 2005
$61.67
Middle Eastern Lectures by Timur Kuran

Middle Eastern Lectures

Paperback, January 1997
$22.30