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書名 Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance / edited by Alexander Cooley, Barnard College and Jack Snyder, Columbia University
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9781107098138 (hardback)
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 人文社會聯圖  JZ1316 .R36 2015    在架上    30660020149105
說明 xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
"Over the last decade international rankings have emerged as a critical tool used by international actors engaged in global governance. State practices and performance are now judged by a number of high profile indexes, including assessments of their levels of corruption, quality of democracy, creditworthiness, media freedom, and business environment. However, these rankings always carry value judgments, methodological choices, and implicit political agendas. This volume expertly addresses the important analytical, normative and policy issues associated with the contemporary practice of 'grading states'. The chapters explore how rankings affect our perceptions about state performance, how states react to being ranked, why some rankings exert more global influence than others, and how states have come to strategize and respond to these public judgments. It also critically examines how treating state rankings like popular consumer choice indexes may actually lead policymakers to internalize questionable normative assumptions and lead to poorer, not improved, public policy outcomes"-- Provided by publisher
"On May 7, 2012, on his first day as once again elected President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin declared that he would make economic modernization the goal of his administration, vowing to take Russia from its current position as 120th on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index (DBI) to 50th by 2015. The remark was noteworthy for two reasons: First, the Russian President chose the DBI as an authoritative and credible outside judge of the endemic bureaucratic corruption and dismal investment conditions that still characterize the country"-- Provided by publisher
1. The emerging politics of international rankings and ratings: a framework for analysis / Alexander Cooley -- 2. Just who put you in charge? We did: CRAs and the politics of ratings / Rawi Abdelal and Mark Blyth -- 3. Corruption rankings: constructing and contesting the global anti-corruption agenda / Mlada Bukovansky -- 4. Measuring stateness, ranking political orders: indexes of state fragility and state failure / Nehal Bhuta -- 5. Competing measures of democracy in the former Soviet Republics / Seva Gunitsky -- 6. Winning the rankings game: the Republic of Georgia, USAID, and the Doing Business project / Sam Schueth -- 7. Conclusion. Rating the ratings craze: from consumer choice to public policy outcomes / Jack Snyder and Alexander Cooley
主題 Nation-state and globalization
International relations -- Statistics -- Political aspects
International economic relations -- Statistics -- Political aspects
World politics -- 21st century
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Cooley, Alexander, 1972- editor of compilation
Snyder, Jack L., editor of compilation
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