Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers

1st Edition

Jean-Guy Prevost, Jean-Pierre Beaud

Routledge
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138661929 - CAT# Y229885
Series: Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

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Summary

Based around a number of illustrative case studies, this book charts the development of our modern-day reliance on statistics. Topics covered include scientific innovations, administrative issues and the use of numbers in politics. By looking at these aspects of statistics together, the authors are able to present a truly original work.

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