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The sum of the people : how the census has shaped nations, from the ancient world to the modern age

by Whitby, Andrew, 1981- (Author)

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A 3,000-year history of the census chronicles the practices of the ancient world through the Supreme Court rulings of today, examining how censuses have been used as tools of democracy, exclusion and mass surveillance. Full description

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Summary: A 3,000-year history of the census chronicles the practices of the ancient world through the Supreme Court rulings of today, examining how censuses have been used as tools of democracy, exclusion and mass surveillance.
Physical Description: ix, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-335) and index.
ISBN: 9781541619340
154161934X
Author Notes: Andrew Whitby is an economist and data scientist with a PhD in econometrics from the University of Oxford. Most recently, he worked in the development data group of the World Bank, where he was co-editor of the Atlas of the Sustainable Development Goals . He lives in Brooklyn.
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