The Palgrave Handbook of Indicators in Global Governance

  • Debora Valentina Malito
  • Gaby Umbach
  • Nehal Bhuta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Conceptualising and Contextualising Indicators as Instruments of (Global) Governance

  3. Making Measures

  4. Applying Measures: The Use and the Impact of Indicators as Instruments of (Global) Governance

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 513-535

About this book


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.


Global Governance Quantification Indicators measuring government performance Good Governance Corruption shell companies Institutional quality Stateness The Rule of Law Index Sustainable Governance Indicators State Fragility Index Fiscal Sustainability instrumental and intrinsic goods intra- and intergenerational justice sustainability conceptions Measuring Governance governance indices anticorruption metrics transparency indicators

Editors and affiliations

  • Debora Valentina Malito
    • 1
  • Gaby Umbach
    • 2
  • Nehal Bhuta
    • 3
  1. 1.Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly
  2. 2.Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly
  3. 3.Law DepartmentEuropean University InstituteFirenzeItaly

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