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Systems of measurement have a productive power in our lives

Beer, David (2015) Systems of measurement have a productive power in our lives. British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Apr 2015). Website.

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Metrics already perform a powerful productive role in the social world; they vindicate and limit, they cajole and incentivise, they legitimate and justify. When we reflect on how metrics are frequently used to manage performance, to facilitate competition, to judge us or to compare what we do with others, it is crucial that we see metrics as being central to the power dynamics of the age in which we live, writes David Beer.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 14:03
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