Andrea Mennicken

Andrea Mennicken is Associate Professor of Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Co-Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation. Her research interests include social studies of quantification, accounting and valuation, governance and regulation, processes of marketization, standardization, and public sector reforms. Her work has been published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, Foucault Studies, Organization Studies, Sociologie du Travail, amongst others. Lately, she completed an ESRC funded international research project exploring the changing relationships between quantification, administrative capacity and democracy in healthcare, correctional services and higher education. Recent publications include “What’s New with Numbers: Sociological Approaches to the Study of Quantification” co-authored with Wendy Espeland, Annual Review of Sociology 2019, and The New Politics of Numbers: Utopia, Evidence and Democracy, co-edited with Robert Salais, 2022, Palgrave Macmillan.

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