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Sex, drugs, and body counts : the politics of numbers in global crime and conflict

Author: Peter Andreas; Kelly M Greenhill; Cornell University.
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, Comstock Publishing Assocites, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and policy analysts critically examine the murky origins of misleading or inaccurate statistics used in global policy and traces  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Estudio de casos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Andreas; Kelly M Greenhill; Cornell University.
ISBN: 9780801476181 0801476186 9780801448614 0801448611
OCLC Number: 1026374529
Notes: Índice.
Description: IX, 287 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the politics of numbers / Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill --
The politics of measuring illicit flows and policy effectiveness / Peter Andreas --
Trafficking in numbers : the social construction of human trafficking data / David A. Feingold --
Numbers and certification : assessing foreign compliance in combating narcotics and human trafficking / H. Richard Friman --
The illusiveness of counting "victims" and the concreteness of ranking countries : trafficking in persons from Colombia to Japan / Kay B. Warren --
Counting the cost : the politics of numbers in armed conflict / Kelly M. Greenhill --
Research and repercussions of death tolls : the case of the Bosnian book of the dead / Lara J. Nettelfield --
The ambiguous genocide : the U.S. State Department and the death toll in Darfur / John Hagan and Wenona Rymond-Richmond --
Accounting for absence : the Colombian paramilitaries in U.S. policy debates / Winifred Tate --
(Mis)measuring success in countering the financing of terrorism / Sue E. Eckert and Thomas J. Biersteker --
Conclusion : the numbers in politics / Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill.

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