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Introduction: Global Governance by Indicators*

Kevin E. Davis, Benedict Kingsbury and Sally Engle Merry

in Governance by Indicators

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658244
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949915 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0001
Introduction: Global Governance by Indicators*

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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

Chapter.  12744 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public International Law

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