Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Classification and Rankings (Law and Global Governance)

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The use of indicators as a technique of global governance is increasing rapidly. Major examples include the World Bank's Doing Business Indicators, the World Bank's Good Governance and Rule of Law indicators, the Millennium Development Goals, and the indicators produced by Transparency International. Human rights indicators are being developed in the UN and regional and advocacy organizations. The burgeoning production and use of indicators has not, however, been accompanied by systematic comparative study of, or reflection on, the implications, possibilities, and pitfalls of this practice.

This book furthers the study of these issues by examining the production and history of indicators, as well as relationships between the producers, users, subjects, and audiences of indicators. It also explores the creation, use, and effects of indicators as forms of knowledge and as mechanisms of making and implementing decisions in global governance. Using insights from case studies, empirical work, and theoretical approaches from several disciplines, the book identifies legal, policy, and normative implications of the production and use of indicators as a tool of global governance.

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Kevin Davis is Beller Family Professor of Business Law at New York University's School of Law.

Angelina Fisher is Programme Director at NYU's Institute for International Law and Business.

Benedict Kingsbury is Murray and Ida Becker Professor of Law at New York University's School of Law.

Sally Engle Merry is Professor of Anthropology, Law, and Society at New York University.

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...this insightful volume aims to open up new avenues of thought and scholarship in international law and politics, comparative law and public and private global regulation. * Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers *

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