By Robert Penn Warren
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's story of ambition and tool set within the Depression–era South is extensively thought of the best novel ever written approximately American politics.
All the King's males lines the increase and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional personality loosely in keeping with Governor Huey ""Kingfish"" lengthy of Louisiana. Stark starts his political occupation as an idealistic guy of the folks yet quickly turns into corrupted via luck and stuck among desires of provider and an insatiable lust for energy, culminating in a unique that Sinclair Lewis said, at the book's free up in 1946, "one of our few nationwide galleries of character."
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Rosga and Satterthwaite welcome this, and suggest that indicators might play a role in helping peoples and publics to exert the kinds of pressures and constraints on governments that human rights advocates have long sought through the rights themselves. Wariness of governments about this possibility has been one factor slowing the development by inter-governmental bodies of compliance-focused indicators under international treaties against human trafﬁcking. Anne Gallagher and Janie Chuang note this in their chapter, and focus on the major effort to produce such indicators, which has been undertaken by the US State Department pursuant to US legislation.
Chapters in Part IV of the book consider the relations between law, human rights values, and indicators in human rights and humanitarian governance. AnnJanette Rosga and Margaret Satterthwaite point out that efforts to use indicators within the law of international human rights are inevitably criticized for the kinds of pathologies identiﬁed in the literature on national audit practices: quantifying the not-adequately-quantiﬁable; missing data and concoction of data; disguising the processes of politics and judgment; the measures becoming endogenous as targets; the frequent need to revise what is measured, undercutting intertemporal comparability.
3 More precisely, any indicator entails a measurement standard or measurement rule; it may entirely consist of such a standard. For purposes of this chapter, I will use indicator, measurement standard, and rule as synonyms. 30 Key Concepts and Approaches In this chapter, I emphasize the easily obscured relationships of power that are inherent in setting such standards, particularly if the resulting indicators are widely used. 4 I argue that this conceptualization is both normatively and analytically useful for the study of indicators as instruments of global governance.