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How numbers rule the world : the use and abuse of statistics in global politics

Author: Lorenzo Fioramonti
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, cop. 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revealing analysis of the power, politicization and domination of our everyday lives by numbers

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorenzo Fioramonti
ISBN: 9781780322681 1780322682 9781780322674 1780322674
OCLC Number: 898666283
Description: VII, 271 str. : graf. prikazi ; 22 cm.
Contents: The politics of statistics --
The power of numbers --
New global rulers : the untameable power of credit rating --
Fiddling while the planet burns : the marketization of climate change --
Measuring the unmeasurable : the financialization of nature --
Numbers for good? : the quest for aid effectiveness and social impact --
Rethinking numbers, rethinking governance.
Responsibility: Lorenzo Fioramonti.

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'Lorenzo Fioramonti has written an urgent and highly accessible book, showing just how over-reliant our governance systems are on misleading numbers, which support market power and blur our Read more...

 
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