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Bent Flyvbjerg

Professor, Research Director, Dr. Techn., Dr. Scient., and Ph.D.

Notice: On April 1, 2009, Bent Flyvbjerg moved to University of Oxford. Flyvbjerg's Aalborg website is up to date until the time of his move. After this date, please see his site at Oxford:



Other Publications on Truth and Lying

If you know of publications about truth and lying in policy and planning, which you think should be on the list below, please contact Allis Hansen.

J. A. Barnes, A Pack of Lies: Towards a Sociology of Lying. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Sissela Bok, Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. New York: Vintage, 1979.

Lionel Cliffe, Maureen Ramsey, and Dave Bartlett, The Politics of Lying: Implications for Democracy. London: Macmillan, 2000.

Murray Edelman, Constructing the Political Spectacle. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Paul Ekman, Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage. New York: W. W. Norton, 1992.

Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Glen Newey, "Political Lying: A Defense," Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 11, April 1997, pp. 93-116.

Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Truth and Lying in an Extra-Moral Sense," in Sander L. Gilman et al., eds., Friedrich Nietzsche on Rhetoric and Language. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

David Nyberg, The Varnished Truth: Truth Telling and Deceiving in Ordinary Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Colin N. Perkel, Well of Lies: The Walkerton Water Tragedy. Toronto: McLelland and Stewart, 2002.

Martin Wachs, "When Planners Lie with Numbers," Journal of the American Planning Association, vol. 55, no. 4, Autumn 1989, pp. 476-479.

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