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The Resource Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance, edited by Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder

Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance, edited by Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder

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Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance
Title
Ranking the world
Title remainder
grading states as a tool of global governance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the last decade international rankings have emerged as a critical tool used by international actors engaged in global governance. State practices and performance are now judged by a number of high profile indexes, including assessments of their levels of corruption, quality of democracy, creditworthiness, media freedom, and business environment. However, these rankings always carry value judgments, methodological choices, and implicit political agendas. This volume expertly addresses the important analytical, normative and policy issues associated with the contemporary practice of 'grading states'. The chapters explore how rankings affect our perceptions about state performance, how states react to being ranked, why some rankings exert more global influence than others, and how states have come to strategize and respond to these public judgments. It also critically examines how treating state rankings like popular consumer choice indexes may actually lead policymakers to internalize questionable normative assumptions and lead to poorer, not improved, public policy outcomes"--
  • "On May 7, 2012, on his first day as once again elected President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin declared that he would make economic modernization the goal of his administration, vowing to take Russia from its current position as 120th on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index (DBI) to 50th by 2015. The remark was noteworthy for two reasons: First, the Russian President chose the DBI as an authoritative and credible outside judge of the endemic bureaucratic corruption and dismal investment conditions that still characterize the country"--
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DLC
Dewey number
320.072
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1972-
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  • Cooley, Alexander
  • Snyder, Jack L.
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  • Nation-state and globalization
  • International relations
  • International economic relations
  • World politics
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Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance, edited by Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The emerging politics of international rankings and ratings: a framework for analysis -- 2. Just who put you in charge? We did: CRAs and the politics of ratings -- 3. Corruption rankings: constructing and contesting the global anti-corruption agenda -- 4. Measuring stateness, ranking political orders: indexes of state fragility and state failure -- 5. Lost in the gray zone: Competing measures of democracy in the former Soviet Republics -- 6. Winning the rankings game: the Republic of Georgia, USAID, and the Doing Business project -- 7. Conclusion. Rating the ratings craze: from consumer choice to public policy outcomes
Control code
FIEb17703980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781107098138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898162930
Label
Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance, edited by Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The emerging politics of international rankings and ratings: a framework for analysis -- 2. Just who put you in charge? We did: CRAs and the politics of ratings -- 3. Corruption rankings: constructing and contesting the global anti-corruption agenda -- 4. Measuring stateness, ranking political orders: indexes of state fragility and state failure -- 5. Lost in the gray zone: Competing measures of democracy in the former Soviet Republics -- 6. Winning the rankings game: the Republic of Georgia, USAID, and the Doing Business project -- 7. Conclusion. Rating the ratings craze: from consumer choice to public policy outcomes
Control code
FIEb17703980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781107098138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898162930

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