Rituals of Verification
Financial Times Review from previous edition The book appears just when we need it ... a valuable book.
LSE Magazine This splendid book tracks what has been happening to the auditing profession in the context of the recent 'managerial turn' ... This is a breath of fresh air.
Lois Quam, BMJ Volume 316, 1998 This book is valuable precisely because of the obscurity of its subject. Very little has been written about the purpose, context, or process of auditing. This book, therefore, fills a gap. I would recommend this book for managers and physicians interested in understanding and appraising more critically the role of audit in their ogranisations.
Christopher Hood. Journal of Public Policy. 18/1/1998. This is a book for the times. It will resonate instantly with hard-pressed UK public-sector professionals. It is wide-ranging and perceptive, showing the fruitfulness of Power's original training in critical philosophy combined with his later specialization in financial accounting. The book provides the most coherent challenge to the audit explosion that has been offered to date.
Rudolf Klein. University of Bath. 1998. ..subtle, stimulating and important book.
<br>BMichael Power is Professor of Accounting at the LSE, and has been a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance there since 1987. He has also worked as a financial auditor with Deloitte Haskins and Sells where he qualified as a chartered accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has also been a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolley zu Berlin. In 1989 he was made an associate member of the United Kingdom of Institute of Taxation and, from 1990, an associate scholar of the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels.<br>
INTRODUCTION; Preface; 1. The Audit Society: General Themes; 2. The Rise of Audit; 3. The Audit Explosion; 4. Audit and the Dialectic of Regulatory Failure; 5. Audit Knowledge and the Construction of Auditees; 6. Beyond Audit, Towards Trust; Notes; Bibliography