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dc.contributor.editorMennicken, Andrea
dc.contributor.editorSalais, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-13T13:52:55Z
dc.date.available2021-10-13T13:52:55Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20211013_9783030782016_17
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50949
dc.description.abstractThis open access book offers unique insight into how and where ideas and instruments of quantification have been adopted, and how they have come to matter. Rather than asking what quantification is, New Politics of Numbers explores what quantification does, its manifold consequences in multiple domains. It scrutinizes the power of numbers in terms of the changing relations between numbers and democracy, the politics of evidence, and dreams and schemes of bettering society. The book engages Foucault inspired studies of quantification and the economics of convention in a critical dialogue. In so doing, it provides a rich account of the plurality of possible ways in which numbers have come to govern, highlighting not only their disciplinary effects, but also the collective mobilization capacities quantification can offer. This book will be invaluable reading for academics and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as policymakers interested in the opportunities and pitfalls of governance by numbers.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesExecutive Politics and Governance
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPP Public administration
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherquantification
dc.subject.otherquantification practices
dc.subject.otherExecutive Politics
dc.subject.otherGovernance
dc.subject.otherNumbers
dc.subject.otherEvidence
dc.subject.otherDemocracy
dc.subject.otherpolitics of evidence
dc.subject.otherFoucault
dc.subject.otheradministrative capacity
dc.subject.otherpolicy sectors
dc.subject.othereconomics of convention
dc.subject.otherutopia
dc.subject.othernew public management
dc.subject.otherconvention theory
dc.subject.othersocial criticism
dc.titleThe New Politics of Numbers
dc.title.alternativeUtopia, Evidence and Democracy
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-78201-6
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7ca21cb0-695a-4672-a4f0-88d71a11d2e0
oapen.relation.isbn9783030782016
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages497
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