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.
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Introduction.- Section 1. Conceptualising and Contextualising Indicators as Instruments of (Global) Governance.- 1. The Governance of Nations: Definitions and Measures; Robert I. Rotberg 2. Corrupting the Research Agenda on Corruption: How Rankings Constitute and Limit our Understanding of Global Governance Challenges- The Case of the CPI; Alexander Cooley 3. From institutions to governance: some suggestions for a better measure of the quality of governance based on empirical analysis; José Antonio Alonso 4. Governance and Corruption Indicators: A Cultural Perspective; Ruby Gropas 5. Sustainability, Sustainability Assessment, and the Place of Fiscal Sustainability; Paul Burger 6. Sustainability, Governance and Indicators: Challenges for Democracy; Géraldine Thiry.- Section 2. Making Measures.- 7. Understanding governance and quality of state institutions using survey data: a novel approach and its research application; Francesca Recanatini 8. Fiscal sustainability and sustainable development at the United Nations - An indicator perspective; Matthias Bruckner 9. Government at a Glance - a dashboard approach; Zsuzanna Lonti 10. Measuring Governance: Transparency and Corruption; Robert Beschel 11. The European Commission's fiscal sustainability indicators and their use in the EU integrated cycle of economic policy coordination; Katia Berti 12. Measuring the Rule of Law: The WJP Rule of Law Index; Alejandro Ponce and Alyssa Dougherty 13. The Global Integrity Report and the Africa Integrity Indicators; Hazel Feigeinblatt 14. Developing an Indicator of Fiscal Sustainability for Africa; Moses Obinyeluaku 15. Moving beyond traditional indicators of fiscal sustainability: Examples from locally chosen indicators; Daphne Greenwood 16. Measuring Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Somaliland and Somalia; Abdullahi Odowa.- Section 3. Applying Measures: The Use and the Impact of Indicators as ^l) Governance.- 17. Corruption Indicators In the Local Legal/Political Landscape: Reflections from Albania; Smoki Musaraj 18. Activism through numbers? The Corruption Perception Index and the use of indicators by civil society organisations; Rene Uruena 19. Measuring Corruption in India: A Work in Slow Progress; T.R.Raghunandan 20. Citizen-centric indicators: Measuring governance by listening to people; Maksym Ivanyna and Anwar Shah 21. Analysing the Use of Sustainability Indicators; Stephen Morse 22. Sustainability of public debt: a dangerous obsession?; Christophe Blot Conclusions.
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