Starting from the working hypothesis that distance, proximity or, in general, spatiality is still relevant for understanding the functioning of the global social, political and economic system, the aim of this paper is to explore the implications thereof for the construction of globalisation indicators. Different proposals to construct globalisation indicators are critically reviewed, with special attention to aspects of spatiality. We investigate the underlying conceptual frameworks and the question whether indicators are built on broader or narrower concepts of international integration (society versus economy, regional versus global integration, etc.), and to the coherence between the measurement needs, on the one hand, and the selection of the variables and indicators, on the other. The most important issue addressed in this article is how to define and measure correctly the spatial reach of globalisation, distinguishing it from other processes of international integration, including regionalism.

The World is not Flat: Implications for the Construction of Globalization Indicators

IAPADRE, PASQUALE LELIO
2008-01-01

Abstract

Starting from the working hypothesis that distance, proximity or, in general, spatiality is still relevant for understanding the functioning of the global social, political and economic system, the aim of this paper is to explore the implications thereof for the construction of globalisation indicators. Different proposals to construct globalisation indicators are critically reviewed, with special attention to aspects of spatiality. We investigate the underlying conceptual frameworks and the question whether indicators are built on broader or narrower concepts of international integration (society versus economy, regional versus global integration, etc.), and to the coherence between the measurement needs, on the one hand, and the selection of the variables and indicators, on the other. The most important issue addressed in this article is how to define and measure correctly the spatial reach of globalisation, distinguishing it from other processes of international integration, including regionalism.
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