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Problems of Power in the Design of Indicators of Safety and Justice in the Global South*

Christopher Stone

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/9780199658244.003.0011
Problems of Power in the Design of Indicators of Safety and Justice in the Global South*

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This chapter studies the bottom-up creation of locally usable near real time ‘active indicators’, as well as the top-down production of donor-demanded indicators. It explores the indicators of various performance patterns across police divisions in Jamaica, as well as the different drivers of pre-trial detention within a Nigerian prison. This chapter also suggests a recurring development of indicators from these local experiences in inter-country dialogues among important professionals, which would signal the eventual combination of these into global indicators.

Keywords: bottom-up creation; top-down production; active indicators; donor-demanded indicators; performance patterns; pre-trial detention; Nigerian prison; Jamaican police divisions; inter-country dialogues

Chapter.  6502 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public International Law

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