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Governance by IndicatorsGlobal Power through Quantification and Rankings$
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Kevin Davis, Angelina Fisher, Benedict Kingsbury, and Sally Engle Merry

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199658244

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.001.0001

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Introduction: Global Governance by Indicators *

Introduction: Global Governance by Indicators *

(p.3) 1 Introduction: Global Governance by Indicators*
Governance by Indicators

Kevin E. Davis

Benedict Kingsbury

Sally Engle Merry

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter considers the increase of use and production of indicators in global governance. It first identifies the primary characteristics of indicators and then studies the features of governance and global governance. The next section presents a number of hypotheses regarding the implications of, and the reasons for, the use of indicators in global governance. This chapter also highlights several important insights that are presented in the following chapters and presents an overview of the book.

Keywords:   indicators, global governance, primary characteristics, implications

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