This paper discusses the measurement of globalization with a view to advancing the construction of globalization indices. It critically analyzes the types of indices that can contribute to knowledge and policy on globalization. Three issues are particularly highlighted: (a) the focus of measurement (i.e. on activities or policies); (b) the dimensions of measurement (i.e. cultural, ecological, economic, political and/or social); and (c) the units of measurement (i.e. local, national, regional and/or global). The paper argues that a workable forward strategy should not seek to identify a single best composite globalization index, but rather should work in an interdisciplinary mode towards a set of complementary globalization indices. These quantitative analyses can then be productively blended with qualitative approaches in a fuller assessment of globalization’s extent and impact.

Martens, P., Caselli, M., De Lombaerde, P., Figge, L., Scholte, J. A., New Directions in Globalization Indices, <<GLOBALIZATIONS>>, 2015; 12 (2): 217-228. [doi:10.1080/14747731.2014.944336] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/59678]

New Directions in Globalization Indices

Caselli, Marco;
2014

Abstract

This paper discusses the measurement of globalization with a view to advancing the construction of globalization indices. It critically analyzes the types of indices that can contribute to knowledge and policy on globalization. Three issues are particularly highlighted: (a) the focus of measurement (i.e. on activities or policies); (b) the dimensions of measurement (i.e. cultural, ecological, economic, political and/or social); and (c) the units of measurement (i.e. local, national, regional and/or global). The paper argues that a workable forward strategy should not seek to identify a single best composite globalization index, but rather should work in an interdisciplinary mode towards a set of complementary globalization indices. These quantitative analyses can then be productively blended with qualitative approaches in a fuller assessment of globalization’s extent and impact.
2014
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Martens, P., Caselli, M., De Lombaerde, P., Figge, L., Scholte, J. A., New Directions in Globalization Indices, <<GLOBALIZATIONS>>, 2015; 12 (2): 217-228. [doi:10.1080/14747731.2014.944336] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/59678]
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