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Calculating the social : standards and the reconfiguration of governing

Author: Vaughan Higgins; Wendy Larner; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Standards are an increasingly powerful mechanism for the governing of economic, political and social life. Yet there has been little sustained attention by social scientists to how standards and standardizing projects are articulated and rendered workable in practice. This innovative book is the first of its kind to examine the dynamics of standardization work, and the objects, subjects and forms of governing to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Calculating the social.
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010023888
(OCoLC)640511079
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaughan Higgins; Wendy Larner; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230289673 0230289673
OCLC Number: 696331294
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
Contents: Standards and Standardization as a Social Science Problem / V. Higgins & W. Larner --
Calculating Hybrids / P. Miller, L. Kurunmaki & T.O'Leary --
Gendering Codes of Conduct: Chiquita Bananas and Nicaraguan Women Workers / M. Prieto-Carron & W. Larner --
The Practice of Third Party Certification: Enhancing Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice in the Global South? / C. Bain & M. Hatanaka --
E-government and the Production of Standardized Individuality / P. Henman & M. Dean --
The Standardizing of Nursing Competencies / A. Dugdale & L. Grealish --
Industry Analysts and the Labour of Comparison / N. Pollock --
Sticking Plasters and the Standardizations of Everyday Life / M. Michael --
Local Experiments with Global Certificates: How Russian Software Testers are Inventing Themselves as a Profession / M. Feakins --
Adapting Standards: The Case of Environmental Management Systems in Australia / V. Higgins, J. Dibden & C. Cocklin --
Standards, Orphan Drugs, and Pharmaceutical Markets / C. Novas --
From Standardization to Standardizing Work / V. Higgins & W. Larner.
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