The Social Sciences of Quantification

51grfwnuinlÀ paraître courant octobre en version papier, l’ouvrgage dirigé par Isabelle Bruno, Florence Jany-Catrice et Béatrice Touchelay, The Social Sciences of Quantification. From Politics of Large Numbers to Target-Driven Policies est d’ores et déjà accessible au format ebook sur le site de Springer.

Présentation : This book details how quantification can serve both as evidence and as an instrument of government, whether when dealing with statistics on employment, occupational health and economic governance, or when developing public management or target-driven policies. In the process, it presents a thought-provoking homage to Alain Desrosières, who pioneered ways to study large numbers and the politics underlying them. Continuer la lecture de « The Social Sciences of Quantification »