Book Review: The Quiet Power of Indicators, Measuring Governance, Corruption and Rule of Law.

5 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2016

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John Cipperly

Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law; National Center for State Courts; University of the Basque Country

Date Written: December 18, 2016

Abstract

The Quiet Power of Indicators – Measuring Governance, Corruption and the Rule of Law explores the exercise of power through indicators as “technologies of governance” (Merry, Davis, Kingsbury, 2015). The authors examine the production, deployment, and contestation of indicators through case studies, some of which focus on the production and the promulgation of global indicators and others which focus on indicators applied in context. The collection of articles is framed in two parts, the first of which examines some of the most prominent governance indicators, their origins, and their deployment. The second part of the collection features country-specific case studies on use of indicators and the consequences. The introductory and concluding chapters situate this collection of articles within the late scholarship on governance indicators.

Keywords: Rule of Law, Corruption, Governance, Public Administration

Suggested Citation

Cipperly, John and Cipperly, John, Book Review: The Quiet Power of Indicators, Measuring Governance, Corruption and Rule of Law. (December 18, 2016). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 6, No. 5, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2887013

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