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Governance by Numbers : The Making of a Legal Model of Allegiance (Hardcover) (Alain Supiot)

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The West's cherished dream of social harmony is disrupting the current familiar legal frameworks-the state, democracy, and law itself. Its scientistic vision was already at work in both Taylorism and Soviet Planning, and today, with 'globalisation,' it is flourishing in the form of governance by numbers. Shunning the goal of governing by just laws, and empowered by the information and communication technologies, governance champions a new normative ideal of attaining measurable objectives. Programs supplant legislation, and governance displaces government. However, management by objectives revives forms of law typical of economic vassalage. When a person is no longer protected by a law applying equally to all, the only solution is to pledge allegiance to someone stronger than oneself. Ruling by law had already secured the principle of impersonal power but, in taking this principle to extremes, governance by numbers has paradoxically spawned a world ruled by ties of allegiance. This book is a translation of a seminal work on law and globalisation by a leading French jurist. Will be of interest to public lawyers, particularly those with an interest in globalisation, global governance, employment law, economics and political economy. (Series: Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law, Vol. 20) [Subject: Public Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Comparative Law]
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Series Title: Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Alain Supiot
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2017
TCIN: 51838620
UPC: 9781509907748
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-4214
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