Drezner praises Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts

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On his Foreign Policy blog, Daniel W. Drezner includes Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict, edited by Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill, on his “geeky summer vacation reading list”:

“Having worked a bit on money laundering, I’m keenly aware of the ways in which bulls**t statistics become accepted as fact. If some authoritative figure pulls a number out of thin air, the media will often repeat it to the point where it becomes gospel. Andreas and Greenhill’s edited volume takes a hard look at how some of these figures affect public policy debates.”

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