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The Sociology of Quantification: Seeing like Numbers

Elizabeth Popp Berman and Dan Hirschman have recently published in Contemporary Sociology a worth reading review essay called “The Sociology of Quantification: Where Are We Now?” In this article, which is definitely more than a ‘regular’ review, they do not … Continue reading

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

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. But what is behind these numbers? In How Numbers Rule the World: The … Continue reading

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