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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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Accountability in the Generation of Governance Indicators *

Accountability in the Generation of Governance Indicators *

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Governance by Indicators

Nikhil K. Dutta

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the market mechanisms of regulation, specifically the extent to which indicator producers provide reasons, participation opportunities, review mechanisms, and transparency in their activities. It then assumes two means by which the levels of these kinds of accountability in indicator generation are resolved where some type of market for the indicators exists, namely the Demand Hypothesis and the Supply Hypothesis. Finally, this chapter tests these two hypotheses and looks at how they explain observed levels of accountability in the creation of three specific indicators.

Keywords:   market mechanisms, regulation, indicator producers, kinds of accountability, indicator generation, Demand Hypothesis, Supply Hypothesis, levels of accountability

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