How Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics

Fioramonti, Lorenzo, How Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics, (London: Zed Books, 2014).

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  • Author Fioramonti, Lorenzo
    Title How Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics
    Publication Date 2014
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Zed Books
    Pages 271
    Language eng
    Abstract Numbers dominate global politics and, as a result, our everyday lives. Credit ratings steer financial markets and can make or break the future of entire nations. GDP drives our economies. Stock market indices flood our media and national debates. Statistical calculations define how we deal with climate change, poverty and sustainability. But what is behind these numbers? In How Numbers Rule the World, Lorenzo Fioramonti reveals the hidden agendas underpinning the use of statistics and those who control them. Most worryingly, he shows how numbers have been used as a means to reinforce the grip of markets on our social and political life, curtailing public participation and rational debate. An innovative and timely exposé of the politics, power and contestation of numbers.
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    ISBN 9781780322681
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