• 2855 Citations
1983 …2019

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Research Output

2019

Ethical dimensions of quantification

Espeland, W. & Yung, V., Jun 1 2019, In : Social Science Information. 58, 2, p. 238-260 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

What's good enough?

Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2019, In : Sociologica. 13, 1, p. 13-16 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

What's New with Numbers? Sociological Approaches to the Study of Quantification

Mennicken, A. & Espeland, W. N., Jul 30 2019, In : Annual Review of Sociology. 45, p. 223-245 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Scopus citations
2016

Engines of anxiety: Academic rankings, reputation, and accountability

Espeland, W. N. & Sauder, M., Jan 1 2016, Russell Sage Foundation. 281 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

123 Scopus citations

Reverse engineering and emotional attachments as mechanisms mediating the effects of quantification

Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2016, In : Historical Social Research. 41, 2, p. 280-304 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

7 Scopus citations
2015

Narrating numbers

Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2015, The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification. Cambridge University Press, p. 56-75 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

22 Scopus citations

Noticing Numbers: How Quantification Changes What We See and What We Don’t

Espeland, W. N., 2015, Making Things Valuable. Kornberger, M., Justesen, L., Madsen, A. K. & Mouritsen, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford University Press, p. 18-36 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rankled by rankings: how media rankings redefined higher education

Espeland, W. N., 2015, La médiatisation de l’évaluation/Evaluation in the Media. Bouchard, J., Candel, É., Cardy, H. & Gomez-Mejia, G. (eds.). Peter Lang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2014

The fort McDowell Yavapai: From pawns to powerbrokers

O’Sullivan, M. J., Waugh, N. & Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2014, Studies in Empowerment: Steps Toward Understanding and Action. Taylor and Francis, p. 73-97 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2013

Vigorous verbs: Conveying the action of people producing qualities

Nelson Espeland, W. & Espeland, W. N., Jul 24 2013, Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets. Beckert, J. & Musselin, C. (eds.). 1st edition ed. Oxford University Press, p. 319-332

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2012

The Dynamism of Indicators

Espeland, W. N. & Sauder, M., Sep 20 2012, Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

17 Scopus citations

Theorizing is a verb

Nelson Espeland, W. & Espeland, W. N., Dec 2012, In : Perspectives, Newsletter of the American Sociiological Association Theory Section. 34, p. 1-3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

Lucien Karpik valuing the unique: The economics of singularities. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2010

Healy, K., Hutter, M. & Espeland, W. N., Oct 1 2011, In : Socio-Economic Review. 9, 4, p. 787-800 14 p., mwr010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

One Singular Sensation: Socio-Economic Review

Epseland, W. N. & Espeland, W. N., Oct 2011

Research output: Other contribution

57 Scopus citations
2009

How Rankings Affect Diversity

Espeland, W. N. & Sauder, M., 2009, In : Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice. 18, p. 587-608

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rating the Rankings

Espland, W. N., Sauder, M. & Espeland, W. N., 2009, In : Contexts. 8, p. 16-21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Scopus citations

The discipline of rankings: Tight coupling and organizational change

Sauder, M. & Espeland, W. N., May 11 2009, In : American Sociological Review. 74, 1, p. 63-82 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

398 Scopus citations
2008

A sociology of quantification

Espeland, W. N. & Stevens, M. L., Dec 1 2008, In : Archives Europeennes de Sociologie. 49, 3, p. 401-436 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

312 Scopus citations

Legally Mediated Identities: The National Environmental Policy Act and the Bureaucratic Construction of Interests

Espeland, W., 2008, Reprinted in The Role of Social Science in Law. Mertz, E. (ed.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd, p. 545-576

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Money, Meaning, and Morality

Carruthers, B. G. & Espeland, W. N., Jan 14 2008, Readings in Economic Sociology. wiley, p. 292-314 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Rankings as Accountability Measures: The Stick and the Carrot: Knowledge Rules

Espeland, W. & Sauder, M., Jun 3 2008

Research output: Other contribution

2007

Accountability, quantification, and law

Espeland, W. N. & Vannebo, B. I., Dec 1 2007, Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Hagan, J., Scheppele, K. L. & Tyler, T. (eds.). p. 21-43 23 p. (Annual Review of Law and Social Science; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

44 Scopus citations

Rankings and reactivity: How public measures recreate social worlds

Espeland, W. N. & Sauder, M., Jul 1 2007, In : American Journal of Sociology. 113, 1, p. 1-40 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

791 Scopus citations
2006

Strength in numbers? The advantages of multiple rankings

Sauder, M. & Espeland, W. N., Dec 1 2006, In : Indiana Law Journal. 81, 1, p. 205-227 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations
2005

Accounting for Rationality: Double-Entry Bookkeeping and the Emergence of Economic Rationality

Espeland, W. & Carruthers, B., 2005, Reprinted in New Developments in Economic Sociology. Swedberg, R. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Studying ethics as policy: The naming and framing of moral problems in genetic research

Hoeyer, K., Bosk, C. L., Espeland, W., Heimer, C., Kelly, S. E., Meethan, K., Shore, C. & Spallone, P., Dec 1 2005, In : Current Anthropology. 46, SUPPL.5, p. S71-S90

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

20 Scopus citations
2004

Commensuration

Stevens, M. L. & Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2004, Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. Elsevier Inc, p. 375-378 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Scopus citations

Commensuration: Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

Espeland, W. & Stevens, M., 2004

Research output: Other contribution

2002

Lessons learned from a small native American community

Espeland, W. N., Dec 1 2002, In : Public Administration and Development. 22, 5, p. 377-388 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Money, Meaning, and Morality

Espeland, W. & Carruthers, B., 2002, Reprinted in Readings in Economic Sociology. Biggart, N. W. (ed.). Blackwell Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pollution Futures: Commensuration, Commodification and the Market for Air

Levin, P. & Espeland, W. N., 2002, Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment. Hoffman, A. & Ventresca, M. (eds.). Stanford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2001

Bureaucrats and Indians in a contemporary colonial encounter

Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2001, In : Law and Social Inquiry. 26, 2, p. 403-433 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Commensuration and Cognition

Espeland, W. N., 2001, Cognition in Mind. Cerulo, K. (ed.). Routledge, p. 63-88

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Value-Matters

Espland, W. N. & Espeland, W. N., 2001, In : Economic and Political Weekly. 36, p. 1839-1846

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young citizens: The position of children in communitarian theory

Fine, G. A., Espeland, W. & Rojek, D., Jan 1 2001, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. JAI Press, p. 299-318 20 p. (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations
2000

Bureaucratizing democracy, democratizing bureaucracy

Espeland, W. N., Jan 1 2000, In : Law and Social Inquiry. 25, 4, p. 1077-1109 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Imposing Wilderness: Struggles over Livelihood and Nature Preservation in Africa by Roderick P. Neumann

Espeland, W., Jul 2000, In : American Journal of Sociology. 106, 1, p. 250-252 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

1998

Commensuration as a social process

Espeland, W. N. & Stevens, M. L., Jan 1 1998, In : Annual Review of Sociology. 24, p. 313-343 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

762 Scopus citations

Legally Mediated Identities: The National Environmental Policy Act and the Bureaucratic Construction of Interests

Espeland, W., 1998, Reprinted in Readings in American Indian Law: Recalling the Rhythm of Survival. Carrillo, J. (ed.). Temple University Press, p. 110-125

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Money, Meaning, and Morality

Carruthers, B. G. & Espeland, W. N., Aug 1998, In : American Behavioral Scientist. 41, 10, p. 1384-1408 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 Scopus citations
1993

Power, policy and paperwork: The bureaucratic representation of interests

Espeland, W. N., Sep 1 1993, In : Qualitative Sociology. 16, 3, p. 297-317 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
1991

Accounting for Rationality: Double-Entry Bookkeeping and the Emergence of Economic Rationality

Carruthers, B. & Espeland, W. N., 1991, In : American Journal of Sociology. 97, p. 31-69

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1990
58 Scopus citations