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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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Internally Displaced Population in Colombia

Internally Displaced Population in Colombia

A Case Study on the Domestic Aspects of Indicators as Technologies of Global Governance

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(p.249) 10 Internally Displaced Population in Colombia
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Governance by Indicators
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René Urueña

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0010

This chapter considers the roles played by the indicators of the circumstances and numbers of internally displaced persons in Colombia, which is an issue of great importance in the country, and is a result of massive violence. It first outlines the movement of numbers from local compliers — that have little to no direct influence — into reports of well-known external organizations (e.g. United Nations), then back to Colombian political debates and news media. It considers the possibility of the presence of a dialectic element in the process of creating and applying indicators, which can be used for local purposes that are not related to their original ‘global’ origin. This chapter also takes a look at the interaction between the users and the producers of indicators.

Keywords:   internally displaced persons, massive violence, external organizations, political debates, news media, Colombia, dialectic element, local purposes

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