The re-co-construction of legitimacy of/through the Doing Business indicators

Perry-Kessaris, Amanda (2018) The re-co-construction of legitimacy of/through the Doing Business indicators. International Journal of Law in Context, 13 (4). pp. 498-511. ISSN 1744-5523. (doi: (Full text available)

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The present paper argues that the Doing Business indicators, their legitimacy (their ability to be defended through some logic or justification arising from standards) and the wider notions of legitimacy (the standards) that they promulgate are all best understood as social or, better still, ‘econosociolegal’ constructions. It tracks their, primarily post-financial crisis, re-co-construction within and beyond the World Bank from servant of the private sector and discipliner of states to something approaching social champion. But it warns that the perceptions of legitimacy that have been generated by those indicators may well linger.

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Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sarah Slowe
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 08:48 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 11:11 UTC
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