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How numbers rule the world : the use and abuse of statistics in global politics, Lorenzo Fioramonti

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How numbers rule the world : the use and abuse of statistics in global politics
Title
How numbers rule the world
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the use and abuse of statistics in global politics
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Lorenzo Fioramonti
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Language
eng
Summary
Numbers dominate global politics and as a result our everyday lives. Credit ratings steer financial markets and can make or break the future of entire nations. GDP drives our economies. Stock market indices flood our media and national debates. Statistical calculations define how we deal with climate change, poverty and sustainability. But what is behind these numbers? By what processes are they created? In How Numbers Rule the World Lorenzo Fioramonti reveals the hidden agendas underpinning the use of statistics and those who control them. Most worryingly, he shows how numbers have been used as a means to reinforce the grip of markets on our social and political life, curtailing public participation and rational debate. --
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Fioramonti, Lorenzo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Economic Controversies
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  • Political statistics
  • Economic indicators
  • Social indicators
  • Government information
  • Statistics
  • Communication in politics
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How numbers rule the world : the use and abuse of statistics in global politics, Lorenzo Fioramonti
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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Contents
Introduction: The Politics of Statistics 1. The Power of Numbers 2. New Global Rulers: the Untameable Power of Credit Rating Agencies 3. Fiddling while the Planet Burns: the Marketization of Climate Change 4. Measuring the Unmeasurable: the Financialization of Nature 5. Numbers for Good? The Quest for Aid Effectiveness and Social Impact Conclusion: Rethinking Numbers, Rethinking Governance
Control code
FIEb17508794
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781780322681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016530695
  • (OCoLC)862092552
Label
How numbers rule the world : the use and abuse of statistics in global politics, Lorenzo Fioramonti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Politics of Statistics 1. The Power of Numbers 2. New Global Rulers: the Untameable Power of Credit Rating Agencies 3. Fiddling while the Planet Burns: the Marketization of Climate Change 4. Measuring the Unmeasurable: the Financialization of Nature 5. Numbers for Good? The Quest for Aid Effectiveness and Social Impact Conclusion: Rethinking Numbers, Rethinking Governance
Control code
FIEb17508794
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781780322681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016530695
  • (OCoLC)862092552

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