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About Linsey McGoey

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Linsey McGoey is a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Essex. She is on the editorial advisory boards of the journals Economy and Society and Finance and Society. Her new book, No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy, is published by Verso.


Articles by Linsey McGoey

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Linsey McGoey teaches sociology at the University of Essex and recently served as the guest editor of a special issue of Economy and Society titled Strategic unknowns: towards a sociology of ignorance.

Barbarians at the philanthropic gate: are foundation grants to corporations defensible?

Companies shouldn’t be on the philanthropic take: they should foot their own bills for expansion in new markets. 

Choosing what not to know: Germany, Greece and the value of strategic ignorance

Strategic ignorance of Germany's debt history in Europe serves a rational and self-interested goal for the Troika when it comes to Greece.

The power of ignorance and the problem of abundance

Warning! This article will make you smarter. You're best to guard your ignorance as a powerful political and economic tool, particularly during these current times of financial crisis. 

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