Aside from the traditional instruments of public actors to govern societies — namely law and monetary incentives — ‘governance by information’ has become an increasingly widely used mode of governance (bogdandy and goldmann 2008, 243–244). If this is true at the domestic level, global politics reaching ‘beyond the nation state’ relies even more strongly on governance by information. In fact, one of the primary sources of the power of international organizations (ios) and their attendant bureaucracies is their capacity to gather and aggregate information and to transform it into socially relevant knowledge ‘by giving meaning to information’ (barnett and finnemore 2004, 29–30; also see blom and vanhoonacker, chapter 1 of this volume).keywordsmember stateeuropean central bankpeer reviewsound policyoperational politicsthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
|Title of host publication||The Politics of Information. The Case of the European Union|
|Editors||T. Blom, S. Vanhoonacker|
|Place of Publication||Houndmills|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|