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Bullshit and Post-truth Politics

January 30, 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Speakers: 

Matthew d’Ancona (@MatthewdAncona), British journalist who writes a weekly column for the Guardian and was previously editor of the Spectator

Tanya Filer (@TanyaFiler), Research Associate on the Leverhulme-funded Conspiracy and Democracy Project based at CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and

Humanities)

Juliane Reinecke, Professor of International Management & Sustainability and Associate Dean (Impact & Innovation), King’s Business School.

André Spicer (@andre_spicer), Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School

Chair: Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin), Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, LSE Department of Government

The study of bullshit has become a growing area of scholarly enquiry in political science, management, sociology and philosophy. This event discusses how bullshit has taken over the worlds of business and increasingly the political arena. The spread of management-speak from business the public sector organisations into politics has been a feature of recent years. This vacuous jargon can be easily laughed off, but is there a real cost to talking rubbish? André Spicer will present his book on Business Bullshit, and will be joined by Matthew d’Ancona and Jonathan Hopkin who will argue that politics is equally subject to the descent into bullshit, with potentially disastrous consequences for our democracy.

Entry to the event will be on a first come, first served basis with no ticket required. 

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Details

Date:
January 30, 2018
Time:
18:30 - 20:00

Organizer

LSE Government
Website:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/government

Venue

Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7955 7753
Website:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/government/home.aspx