The audit juggernaut: Comment on Audit Culture articles

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The audit juggernaut : Comment on Audit Culture articles. / Sampson, Steven.

In: Social Anthropology, Vol. 23, No. February, 2015, p. 80-82.

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T1 - The audit juggernaut

T2 - Comment on Audit Culture articles

AU - Sampson, Steven

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Anthropologists studying audit culture focus on the success of rankings, ratings and indicators in constituting or reproducing discourses, a kind of audit juggernaut of power. But in fact, alot of these rankings have no impact at all. The short commentary, part of a group of papers on audit culture, rankings and indicators, compares the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index with the lesser known World Bank Governance Matters index. Anthropologists need to study why some audit discourses have no impact at all.

AB - Anthropologists studying audit culture focus on the success of rankings, ratings and indicators in constituting or reproducing discourses, a kind of audit juggernaut of power. But in fact, alot of these rankings have no impact at all. The short commentary, part of a group of papers on audit culture, rankings and indicators, compares the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index with the lesser known World Bank Governance Matters index. Anthropologists need to study why some audit discourses have no impact at all.

KW - social anthropology

KW - audit culture

KW - anthropology of policy

KW - corruption perception index

KW - anticorruption

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 80

EP - 82

JO - Social Anthropology

JF - Social Anthropology

SN - 0964-0282

IS - February

ER -