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- DescriptionStatistics-driven thinking is ubiquitous in modern society. In this study of the history of statistics, which begins with probability theory in the 17th century, Alain Desrosieres shows how the evolution of modern statistics has been inextricably bound up with the kwledge and power of governments. He traces the complex reciprocity between modern governments and the mathematical artifacts that both dictate the duties of the state and measure its successes.
- Author BiographyAlain Desrosieres is Administrateur, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Paris.
- Author(s)Alain Desrosieres
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication02/09/2002
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note4 line illustrations
- Weight485 g
- Width144 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byCamille Naish
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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