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Czy możliwa jest metrologiczna suwerenność? Metrologia i ekonomia polityczna miary

Andrzej W. Nowak

Is Metrological Sovereignty Possible? Metrology – Political Economy of Measure

The text offers a reinterpretation of the metrological issues raised in the book Measures and Men by Witold Kula. The author indicates the pioneering nature of this book and uses contemporary theories of Science, Technology Studies to update it, which allows proposing the approach which may be defined as political economy of measure. This perspective, in turn, enables the analysis of the neo-colonial and global structures of domination based on the power over “measure”, standardization processes and metrological chains. The article makes an attempt to answer the question whether metrological sovereignty in today’s world is possible.