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Activism Through Numbers? The Corruption Perception Index and the Use of Indicators by Civil Society Organisations

  • René Urueña
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Abstract

How is civil society activism affected by the use of indicators? This chapter studies one of the best-known civil society efforts at quantification: The Corruption Perception Index (CPI), developed by Transparency International (TI). It argues that indicators open new avenues of activism and persuasion for civil society organisations, while at the same time imposing important costs that may, on occasion, balance the scales against their use.

Keywords

Civil society Corruption Corruption Perception Index Indicators Transparency International 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Urueña
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  1. 1.Universidad de Los AndesBogotáColombia

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