The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification

@inproceedings{Power1997TheAS,
  title={The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification},
  author={Michael Power},
  year={1997}
}
Since the early 1980s there has been an explosion of auditing activity in the United Kingdom and North America. In addition to financial audits there are now medical audits, technology audits, value for money audits, environmental audits, quality audits, teaching audits, and many others. Why has this happened? What does it mean when a society invests so heavily in an industry of checking and when more and more individuals find themselves subject to formal scrutiny? The Audit Society argues that… CONTINUE READING

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