The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge Through Quantification

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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 ...

The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107086227

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The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107450837

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