McGoey, L. (2015) No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy (London and New York, Verso).
- Korean translation forthcoming
- 'Highly recommended' by Choice magazine.
- See reviews in the Times Higher Education; Maclean's; Fast Company; Financial Times; Wall Street Journal; Kirkus; New Republic and the Guardian.
Gross, M. and McGoey, L (eds) (2015) Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies (London, Routledge).
- Discussed in The New York Times here; and the Washington Post here:
McGoey, L (Ed) (2014) An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance: Essays on the Limits of Knowing (London: Routledge).
Selected articles, book chapters, and translated work
McGoey, L. 2016 ‘Bataille and the Sociology of Abundance: Rethinking Gifts, Debt and Economic Excess’ Theory, Culture and Society, in press, DOI: 10.1177/0263276416637905
McGoey, L. (2015) Vom Nutzen und Nachteil strategischen Nichtwissens. In: P. Wehling (ed): Vom Nutzen des Nichtwissens. Sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Bielefeld (Germany): Transcript-Verlag.
McGoey, L. 2014. "The Philanthropic State: market-state hybrids in the philanthrocapitalist turn." Third World Quarterly. 35(1): 109-125.
McGoey, L. (2014) “Valeur de l’ignorance dans les controversies scientifique and éthique’ in Albertine, C. and Pujol, J-L (eds), Stratégie, Ignorance et Methode Scientifique dans les Débats’ Insitut National De la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), 978-2-7380-1367-8.
McGoey, L. (2014) “From accidental to ambitious sociology” In Sociologists’ Tales. Eds Mark Doidge, Katherine Twamley and Andrea Scott. Policy Press.
McGoey, L. 2012. Strategic unknowns: towards a sociology of ignorance. Economy & Society 41(1): 1-16.
McGoey, L. 2012. "The Logic of Strategic Ignorance." British Journal of Sociology 63(3) 553-576.
McGoey, L. 2012. "Philanthrocapitalism and its critics." Poetics. 40(2): 185-199
Davies, W and McGoey. 2012. "Rationalities of ignorance: On financial crisis and the ambivalence of neo-liberal epistemology." Economy and Society, 41(1): 64-83.
McGoey, L, Walhberg, A and Reiss, J. 2011. The Global Health Complex. (Introduction, Special Issue of BioSocieties).
McGoey, L. (2011) “Police reinforcement: the anti-politics of organizational life.” In Reading Rancière, Eds Paul Bowman and Richard Stamp. Continuum.
McCoy, D. and McGoey, L. (2011) Global Health and the Gates Foundation – In Perspective. In Partnerships and Foundations in global health governance, Eds Owain Williams and Simon Rushton, Palgrave.
McGoey, L. 2010. "Profitable failure: Antidepressant drugs and the triumph of flawed experiments." History of Human Sciences, 23(1), pp/ 58-78.
McGoey, L. and Jackson, E. 2009. "Seroxat and the suppression of trial data: Regulatory failure and the uses of legal ambiguity." Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(2), pp. 107-112.
McGoey, L. 2009. "Pharmaceutical Controversies and the Performative Value of Uncertainty." Science as Culture, 18(2), pp. 151-164.
McGoey, L. 2007. "On the will to ignorance in bureaucracy." Economy and Society, 36(2), pp. 212-235.