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Governing through Standards

Origins, Drivers and Limitations

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  • © 2011
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Part of the book series: International Political Economy Series (IPES)

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About this book

The authors shows how and why standards are used as governance tools. They follow the historical development of standards and their new forms and roles, across the substantive areas of industrial and organizational 'quality', the financial sector, environment, and labour.


  • competition
  • economy
  • Governance
  • Government
  • governmentality
  • political economy
  • political science

About the authors

EMMANUELLE CHEYNS CIRAD Montpellier, France MARCEL DJAMA CIRAD Montpellier, France LASSE FOLKE HENRIKSEN Danish Institute of International Studies, Denmark EVE FOUILLEUX CIRAD Montpellier, France CHRISTOPHER HUMPHREY Manchester Business School, UK MARTIN HØJLAND Danish Institute of International Studies, Denmark DAN KLOOSTER University of Redlands, USA RANJIT LALL Bank of England's Financial Stability Directorate, UK ANNE LOFT University of Lund, Sweden CRAIG MURPHY Wellesley College, USA LONE RIISGAARD Danish Institute of International Studies, Denmark ISABELLE VAGNERON CIRAD Montpellier, France JOANNE YATES Sloan School, MIT, USA KEVIN YOUNG London School of Economics, UK

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