In this chapter I will show the connections (or their lack) between democracy, information, knowledge, numbers, and numeracy and trace the road from “political arithmetick” to modern social reports, illustrating the factors that contributed to the introduction of quantification in the public discourse. However, as it will be showed in the last section, the mere possibility to know the state of the nation is not the same as to use that knowledge.

Democracy and Public Knowledge: An Issue for Social Indicators

PARRA SAIANI, PAOLO
2012

Abstract

In this chapter I will show the connections (or their lack) between democracy, information, knowledge, numbers, and numeracy and trace the road from “political arithmetick” to modern social reports, illustrating the factors that contributed to the introduction of quantification in the public discourse. However, as it will be showed in the last section, the mere possibility to know the state of the nation is not the same as to use that knowledge.
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