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The Resource The world of indicators : the making of governmental knowledge through quantification, edited by Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry, Sung-Joon Park and Johanna Mugler

The world of indicators : the making of governmental knowledge through quantification, edited by Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry, Sung-Joon Park and Johanna Mugler

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The world of indicators : the making of governmental knowledge through quantification
Title
The world of indicators
Title remainder
the making of governmental knowledge through quantification
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edited by Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry, Sung-Joon Park and Johanna Mugler
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eng
Summary
The twenty-first century has seen a further dramatic increase in the use of quantitative knowledge for governing social life after its explosion in the 1980s. Indicators and rankings play an increasing role in the way governmental and non-governmental organizations distribute attention, make decisions, and allocate scarce resources. Quantitative knowledge promises to be more objective and straightforward as well as more transparent and open for public debate than qualitative knowledge, thus producing more democratic decision-making. However, we know little about the social processes through which this knowledge is constituted nor its effects. Understanding how such numeric knowledge is produced and used is increasingly important as proliferating technologies of quantification alter modes of knowing in subtle and often unrecognized ways. This book explores the implications of the global multiplication of indicators as a specific technology of numeric knowledge production used in governance.--
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Rottenburg, Richard
Dewey number
320.0727
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1944-
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  • Merry, Sally Engle
  • Park, Sung-Joon
  • Mugler, Johanna
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Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • Social indicators
  • Economic indicators
  • Social policy
  • Social planning
  • Public administration
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The world of indicators : the making of governmental knowledge through quantification, edited by Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry, Sung-Joon Park and Johanna Mugler
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: a world of indicators: the making of governmental knowledge through quantification Richard Rottenburg and Sally Engle Merry 2. The flight of the indicator Theodore M. Porter 3. Narrating numbers Wendy Espeland 4. By their own account: (quantitative) accountability, numerical reflexivity and the National Prosecuting Authority in South Africa Johanna Mugler 5. Failure by the numbers? Settlement statistics as indicators of state performance in South African land restitution Olaf Zenker 6. Doing the transparent state: open government data as performance indicators Evelyn Ruppert 7. Charting the road to eradication: health facility data and malaria indicator generation in rural Tanzania Rene Gerrets 8. 'Nobody is going to die': an ethnography of hope, indicators, and improvisations in the provision of access to treatment in Uganda Sung-Joon Park 9. The role of indicators in the global financial crisis Andrew Farlow 10. New global vision of microfinance: the construction of markets from indicators Barbara Grimpe 11. Spirits of neoliberalism: 'competitiveness' and 'wellbeing' indicators as rival orders of worth William Davies 12. Climate change vulnerability indicators <U+0127> � from noise to signal Till Sterzel, Boris Orlowsky, Hannah Förster, Anja Weber and Dennis Eucker 13. Retroaction: how indicators feed back onto quantified actors Alain Desrosieres
Control code
FIEb17757472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 359 pages
Isbn
9781107450837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910536720
Label
The world of indicators : the making of governmental knowledge through quantification, edited by Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry, Sung-Joon Park and Johanna Mugler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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. Introduction: a world of indicators: the making of governmental knowledge through quantification Richard Rottenburg and Sally Engle Merry 2. The flight of the indicator Theodore M. Porter 3. Narrating numbers Wendy Espeland 4. By their own account: (quantitative) accountability, numerical reflexivity and the National Prosecuting Authority in South Africa Johanna Mugler 5. Failure by the numbers? Settlement statistics as indicators of state performance in South African land restitution Olaf Zenker 6. Doing the transparent state: open government data as performance indicators Evelyn Ruppert 7. Charting the road to eradication: health facility data and malaria indicator generation in rural Tanzania Rene Gerrets 8. 'Nobody is going to die': an ethnography of hope, indicators, and improvisations in the provision of access to treatment in Uganda Sung-Joon Park 9. The role of indicators in the global financial crisis Andrew Farlow 10. New global vision of microfinance: the construction of markets from indicators Barbara Grimpe 11. Spirits of neoliberalism: 'competitiveness' and 'wellbeing' indicators as rival orders of worth William Davies 12. Climate change vulnerability indicators <U+0127> � from noise to signal Till Sterzel, Boris Orlowsky, Hannah Förster, Anja Weber and Dennis Eucker 13. Retroaction: how indicators feed back onto quantified actors Alain Desrosieres
Control code
FIEb17757472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 359 pages
Isbn
9781107450837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910536720

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