Public Regulation of Global Indicators

Sabino Cassese and Lorenzo Casini

in Governance by Indicators

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658244
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949915 | DOI:
Public Regulation of Global Indicators

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This chapter addresses several arguments for and against the regulation of various global indicators. It uses the rating produced by credit rating agencies and argues that, in normative terms, the resolve as to whether a regulatory framework is needed depends on factors such as the kinds of users involved. It also presents a taxonomy of various conditions of use, uses, and types of indicators. This taxonomy would help in distinguishing cases where indicators as accountability-enhancers need protection from regulation.

Keywords: regulation; global indicators; credit rating agencies; regulatory framework; taxonomy; accountability-enhancers

Chapter.  5126 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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