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Measuring Globalisation


Define globalisation and explain the KOF and AT Kearney indices

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Measuring Globalisation


Define globalisation and explain the KOF and AT Kearney indices

How does global power and influence vary spatially?

 
“Globalisation is the growing interdependence of countries worldwide through the increasing volume and variety of cross-border transactions in goods and services and of international capital flows, and through the more rapid and widespread diffusion of technology.”
— International Monetary Fund (IMF)

TASK: Write the definition in the middle of an A4 paper. Highlight and draw pictures around the text to illustrate each of the points.

 
 

TASK: Watch the video and create a simple mind map to show the different aspects of globalisation

 

MEASURING GLOBALIsATION

  • flows of people
  • flows of information
  • flows of ideas
  • flows of capital
  • flows of goods

How could you measure and provide data for the following aspects of globalisation? 

If you had to give a higher weighting to these figures, which would you say are more important as measurements of globalisation?

TASK: In groups, brainstorm ways that the above flows could be measured. Write in your notes and share with the class.

 
 

KOF INDEX OF GLOBALIsATION

TASK: Make detailed notes on the presentation above.

 

Weighting of the KOF index

The dimensions are given more or less importance by their weighting as a proportion of the whole
 

KOF Rankings 2017

 
 
 

calculating the kof index

  1. Download and read the document
  2. Highlight information relating to how the KOF index is calculated
 
 

SPATIAL PATTERNS

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TASK: Draw a simple map to show the spatial distribution of globalised countries. Describe the distribution you observe in a short paragraph.

 
 

AT KEARNEY INDEX

A composite index (using a mix of variables) created by A.T. Kearney Inc. and Foreign Policy Magazine, measuring the evolution of interconnectedness compared to the base year 1998. The A.T. Kearney Index ranked 72 countries in 2007, combining 12 indicators grouped into 4 categories:

  • Economic integration (e.g. foreign trade)
  • Personal contact (e.g. international phone calls)
  • Technological connectivity (e.g. internet users)
  • Political engagement (e.g. participation in international treaties)

TASK: Make notes on the AT Kearney index and describe how it is different from the KOF index

 
 

EXAM QUESTION

Use the essay planner to write a plan for the following question. Include details, facts and examples:

Describe how one prominent index measures global interaction. (10 marks)

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Global Superpowers


Describe the economic, geopolitical and cultural influence of global superpowers

Global Superpowers


Describe the economic, geopolitical and cultural influence of global superpowers

superpower     ˈsuːpəpaʊə/

  1. a very powerful and influential nation (used especially with reference to the US and the former Soviet Union when these were perceived as the two most powerful nations in the world).

 
 
  1. Explore the web page above

  2. Define how power is measured

  3. List the most powerful countries and briefly comment on the reasons for this

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Hegemony is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others.
— Oxford English Dictionary
 

The United States Superpower

 
 

China Superpower

China: The New Superpower

  1. Read the article. Highlight using three colours: economic, geopolitical & cultural

  2. Watch the documentary. Make notes focusing on these 3 areas.

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Powerful Organisations


Powerful organisations and global groups

Powerful Organisations


Powerful organisations and global groups

POWERFUL ORGANISATIONS PRESENTATIONS

  1. Read 524-529
  2. Create a 5 minute presentation on one of the powerful organisations/groups
    • G7/G8
    • G20
    • OECD
    • OPEC
    • World Bank
    • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • New Development Bank
  3. Include:
    • A short description/history
    • Its mission/aims/goals
    • How it influences global interaction
    • Strengths / Weaknesses / Criticisms
    • Quality images to support your text
 

G7/G8

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G20

 
 
 
 

EXAM QUESTION

Using examples, explain how powerful organisations influence global interactions. (12 marks)

Consider how powerful organisations infuence the following, at a range of scales (local/regional/global):

  • economy
  • politics
  • culture