Legitimacy, Controversies and Translation in Public Statistics: The Experience of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics

  title={Legitimacy, Controversies and Translation in Public Statistics: The Experience of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics},
  author={Simon Schwartzman},
  journal={Science Technology \& Society},
  pages={1 - 34}
  • S. Schwartzman
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Political Science
  • Science Technology & Society
The paper concerns the daily activities of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 1 It explores the way in which knowledge about different aspects of society is built at the frontier where different actors and institutions interact. Focus will be laid on how public statistics developed in the institutional context. How different interest groups with varying perspectives on the nature and character of statistical information and knowledge influenced the institute is also… 
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