The Palgrave handbook of indicators in global governance
Title: The Palgrave handbook of indicators in global governance
Citation: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; [European, Transnational and Global Governance]
ISBN: 9783319627069; 9783319627069
This volume brings together both academic and institutional perspectives to examine the production, use and contestation of indicators in global governance. It provides a unique and comprehensive guide to the latest research in the study of indicators and their use in global governance and policy making. The editors provide a guide to the recent vast body of literature and practice on measuring governance and measurement as governance at the global level, and present a state-of-the-art analysis of social science research on indicators at both the transnational and the global level. The Handbook brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, as well as policy-makers from international organisations and non-government organisations working in the field. This volume will be a valuable resource for students and academics in the fields of public policy, administration and management, international relations, political science, law, and globalisation, as well as policy makers and practitioners.
Table of Contents:
-- 1- Introduction: Of Numbers and Narratives - Indicators in Global Governance and the Rise of a Reflexive Indicator Culture -- Part I: Conceptualising and Contextualising Indicators as Instruments of (Global) Governance -- 2 -Good Governance: Measuring the Performance of Governments -- 3 - How International Rankings Constitute and Limit our Understanding of Global Governance Challenges: The Case of Corruption -- 4 - Measuring Governance as if Institutions Matter: A Proposal -- 5 - The Creative Disorder of Measuring Governance and Stateness -- 6 - Sustainability, Sustainability Assessment, and the Place of Fiscal Sustainability -- 7 - Measuring Governance: Revisiting the Uses of Corruption and Transparency Indicators -- Part II: Making Measures -- 8 - Understanding Governance and Corruption Using Survey Data: A Novel Approach and its Applications in Policy and Research -- 9 - Government at a Glance: A Dashboard Approach to Indicators -- 10 -The European Commission’s Fiscal Sustainability Indicators and their Use in the EU’s Integrated Cycle of Economic Policy Coordination -- 11 - Measuring the Rule of Law: The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index -- 12 - Measuring the Opposite of Corruption: The Evolution of Governance Indicators at Global Integrity -- 13 - Developing an Indicator of Fiscal Sustainability for Africa -- 14 - Moving Beyond Traditional Indicators of Fiscal Sustainability: Examples from Locally Chosen Indicators -- Part III: Applying Measures: The Use and the Impact of Indicators as Instruments of (Global) Governance -- 15 - Corruption Indicators in Local Political Landscapes: Reflections from Albania -- 16 - Activism through Numbers? The Corruption Perception Index and the Use of Indicators by Civil Society Organisations -- 17 - Measuring Corruption in India: Work in Slow Progress -- 18 - Ranking Countries for Good Governance Using Public Opinion Surveys -- 19 - Analysing the Use of Sustainability Indicators -- 20 - Sustainability of Public Debt: A dangerous obsession? -- 21- Measuring the World: Indicators, Human Rights, and Global Governance -- 22 - Conclusions: Knowing and Governing