Fioramonti, Lorenzo

How numbers rule the world : the use and abuse of statistics in global politics Lorenzo Fioramonti - New York, Zed Books, c2014. - vii, 271 p. ; 22 cm. - Economic controversies .

Introduction: The politics of statistics -- 1. The power of numbers -- 2. New global rulers: The untameable power of credit rating -- 3. Fiddling while the planet burns: The marketization of climate change -- 4. Measuring the unmeasurable: The financialization of nature -- 5. Numbers for good? The quest for aid effectiveness and social impact -- Conclusion: Rethinking numbers, rethinking governance.

A revealing analysis of the power, politicization and domination of our everyday lives by numbers.


Political statistics
Economic indicators
Social indicators
Government information
Statistics--Social aspects
Communication in politics

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