Official Statistics-A Plaything of Politics?: On the Interaction of Politics, Official Statistics, and Ethical Principles by Reimund Mink
English | PDF,EPUB | 2023 | 394 Pages | ISBN : 3031046234 | 42 MB
This book describes official statistics as a tool to hold up a mirror to society – but also as an instrument for those who can manipulate this mirror. It addresses the precarious interaction of politics, official statistics, and ethical principles. Three sets of themes can be derived from this relationship, which are the focus of this book: Political systems and guiding principles, official statistics as a science of the state, and ethical issues arising from them. Ultimately, the determining factor is the political system that exists in each case.