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Politics of Monitoring

Welcome to the web pages for our ESRC project The Politics of Monitoring: Information, Indicators and Targets in Climate Change, Defence and Immigration Policy.

The Politics of Monitoring project explores the determinants and effects of different monitoring practices across three policy areas: climate change, defence procurement and immigration policy. We are particularly interested in how targets and performance indicators have been deployed to measure policy performance over the past two decades. What explains the appeal of performance-based measurement? What effects have such tools had on policymaking and political debate across the three sectors we examine? You can read more about the project here.

The project was completed in Summer 2016. You can read about some of our findings in this pamphlet, or by following this link.