Questions related to Global Studies
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Receiving yet another global study in my feed, claiming the importance of looking at the big picture, my eyes rolled back and I felt like shutting down the PC.
The approach of taking a solid data set, hopefully in a regional setting, and using it to validate processes to be modelled AND calibrate model parameters, to the best level possible seems to be increasingly 'unnecessary'. Almost by definition, global studies must necessarily ignore secondary or tertiary processes, even if they are locally primary, and therefore we end up with poor validation. This generally means they are unusable at a local scale, which is the main level of application for science and management.
In a simple sense, if geographic (or temporal) biases of a model are bigger than than the signal, then the model is no good. This is one of the main questions I ask, when I start a journal article review. I have stopped accepting reviews that are global in scale, thanks to repeated disappointment.
Can someone please point me towards a global study (waves, water levels, streamflow, sediment transport) that has provided truly valuable academic insights, that is also meaningful at a local scale? I would like to direct would-be authors towards a rare beast.
Dear distinguished colleague,
Recently we have started comparative global research that we have started recently on 'Students' perception on the Russia-Ukraine war 2022' (link to the website: http://www.covidsoclab.org/russia-ukraine-war-2022/), covering various economic and social effects of this war. The global comparative analysis helps us formulate the most useful recommendations for policymakers.
If you are interested in participating (as a contact person and a potential co-author of a joint paper, do let me know to give you further guidelines – see also research guidelines on the webpage: http://www.covidsoclab.org/russia-ukraine-war-2022/research-guidelines/). Your main task at this stage would be to motivate students from your institution (or wider in the country) to complete the online questionnaire by 30 April 2022 at the latest (here is only a preview link: https://1ka.arnes.si/a/60ee60a0&preview=on). When we have the results, we will analyse and compare them (between countries included in our study - then is a plan to prepare academic article(s) relating to different (e.g., economic and social aspects) of the Russia-Ukraine war 2022 together with the analysed results of our questionnaire survey). You will also receive data from your country/institution in order to deploy it in further research. The detailed dissemination plan will be finalised later according to the interests of international partners.
If your time is limited and do not allow you to fully join at this moment, we would kindly ask you if you could motivate and share a link with your students to fill out the questionnaire (please, do see a message and a link for students below) and we will be happy to provide you with the data/result/report for your institution.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me in case of any further queries.
Prof. dr. Aleksander Aristovnik
A joint global study requires 7-5 scientists (expert researchers) in soil and water from 5 continents. If you are interested, contact us.
My name is Shitanshu Kamani and I am a Master of International Business student at Queen's University and The University of Mannheim. As part of my program, I am writing my master's dissertation with the intention of contributing to the field of female entrepreneurship.
My topic is "Influence of culture on internationalization among female entrepreneurs" and I am carrying out a global study trying to assess this relationship. It would really help me and this field if I'm able to collect valuable insights from female founders/entrepreneurs.
Please do let me know if you require any further information.
What are the roles of political and economic institutions while studying the affect of human development on economic growth?
I am going to use a validated questionnaire to conduct a global study. This instrument has already been validated and translated into different languages. So, if I decided to use this questionnaire, can I still do a modification to some of the instruments questions to test my hypotheses?
With the massive advancement in robotic system and biomimetics, many people fear that the use of robots in undertaking duties in institutions especially the industries may eventually widen the gap of unemployment on a global scale. Can robots execute assigned tasks better than humans? What are the merits and demerits of each other? What are your projections of the future?
The academic environment is as encompassing as the globe. What yardsticks can we use to determine a successful academic in the world of today.
"When the Japanese began the Pacific war at the end of 1941, he joined the Defence Department of the Government of Burma. He subsequently became a member of the Intelligence Corps of the Indian Army."
Also relevant to you guys in a more general sense:
"Selwyn was intensely interested in environmental and urban geology, and may have been one of the earliest environmental geologists in modem England. He eagerly sought out each new excavation and outcrop in the city of Leeds, meticulously describing its stratigraphy, structure, and palaeontology. He added immensely to the fund of knowledge of the Leeds region, and was commended by the Institute of Geological Sciences (specifically, by Dr. A. W. Woodland, August 30, 1967) for his meticulous, careful and outstanding work."
I remember his rushing off to new exposures when tipped off by Leeds City Council. No GPR of course.
I am looking for data contribution and collaboration. If you have some data, you can be involved in this exciting project:
Project goal: We aim to develop a comprehensible model to estimate soil organic carbon changes under perennial crops. Both food and bioenergy crop. Global study.
Methods: Meta-analysis, Inferential Statistics, Environmental Modeling, Advanced Statistical Modeling, Climate Modelling
Project information is here:
The various religious sects across the globe have powerful teachings that can be explored for promoting the modern quest for environmental sustainability education and awareness creation.
Each of us has theoretical and / or practical knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. We each have a role to play if we're going to achieve these goals of a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world.
Yes, of course, all of us have knowlages about the Sustainable Development Goals, what can we do for each goal and these goals will be achieved, according to the forecast?
Your contributions will be helped between us, thanks a lot in andvance!
The United Arab Emirates is planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coast to solve its issues with drinking water. How it can adversely impact on Environmental and Ecological balance.
The fact that young people have multiple forms of agency has become important in human geography and beyond.
In the world today, in highly developed nations as well as less developed, we see people retreating to simplicity of fundamentalism. Could this be a reaction to the complexity of the 21st century world with its accelerated science and technology? Part of the situation might be because of the increasing wealth-gap. However, that too may be seen as a result of technological advancement. Because, with every new advance, there is the opportunity for exploitation (we've seen it in the industrial revolution and more recently in robotization).
I need some concrete and constructive comments. You are cordially welcome to share your opinion. Your cooperation would be highly appreciated.
I am interested in tracing a link between democracy and the development of public libraries in the UK and elsewhere. I have good material on the US and South Africa.
I'm following up on your article request on the Subregional Cooperation in Southeast Asia. I had a quick look at your profile and saw you are doing work on climate change adaption in Vietnam and have authored an USAID report on integrating climate science and local knowledge. I'm currently in Vietnam for 2 projects in the Mekong Delta funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Global Challenges Research Fund. Both projects have similar aims. Are you working on these topics long-term? It might be interesting to get in touch to see if there are opportunities for cooperation.
I am raising a workshop of raising awareness on global problems and the participation of the countries, overcoat the developed countries, to solve them; as work for a subject and to execute it later to some hihg schools of my city.
The idea is to read the papers and to comment them in class. Which papers would you advice to read? Thank you very much.
On the question of standardization and adaptive changes within a changing Europe, how does your process deal with the possibility of relative changes in stakeholder political will?
Please, someone can share a desagregated database of
GLOBAL PEACE INDEX?
Please, someone can share a desagregated database of GLOBAL PEACE INDEX (from Vision of Humanity) for the following period: 2000-2014? I appreciate your support.
The growing trends in unemployment in South Africa and their interconnections to increases in inequality
Dental research is of paramount importance in order to improve mankind's ability to preserve and conserve humanity's oral health.India being a nation of more than a billion people has both the challenge to keep dentistry affordable and reachable and the opportunity to contribute immensely to global research in a meaningful manner.
The number of colleges that our country has along with the thousands of postgraduate students actively doing their dissertations makes it a fertile ground for us to translate this into a research powerhouse. But is that it, Why is dental research still not getting its due importance here and what can be done to bring it out from the shadows into the limelight.
I am particularly interested to see if anyone has examined changes to the Hurst coefficient in streamflow projections under various climate change projections.
Dear all, I am currently searching for literature that looks at how states "multitask" in the sense of how they deal with similar problems at various locations of governance, i.e. national/regional/global. I am familiar with the literatur on institutiona interplay, i.e. how governance problems are dealt with at several institutions at the same time. I am unaware of literature that looks at what has been called "vertical interplay" and how states actually make decisions in this regard. Thank you!
I often see publications and articles saying that South-South Cooperation (SSC) is a partnership among equals, or a least that is how it should be.
But I am interested to know if it really is? Does any one have something interesting that questions this or even disproves that SSC is not always a developmental paradigm between equals?
Are there theories that can be used to argue the feasibility of having a comprehensive global governance of migration. Please your responses will be appreciated.
I'm applying some of Jacques Rancière’s concepts to (cross-border) anti-sweatshop campaigns, and I'm wondering if anyone else has done this before. I'm aware that his work is sometimes used to look at social struggles concerning undocumented migrants, but I'm not aware of any study applying Rancière’s to anti-sweatshop struggles (or other trans-national campaigns). Suggestions are welcome.
The relation between the environment and human rights has led to considerable interest in the subject of ‘environmental rights’ – which raises the possibility of formulating claims relating to the environment, in terms of human rights. As well as the case law concerned with certain human rights, we therefore find environmental treaties with provisions on freedom of information and similar guarantees and, at the most general level, a discussion of the advantages of adding a broad ‘right to the environment’ to the list of traditional human rights. This question discusses the value of environmental right, in order to know what is the environmental right, why do we use, as one of the rights we have, who can have rights, issues of determinacy and consistency, who bears the corresponding obligations, the content of rights, the relationship between different rights, and legal rights and moral rights.
Thank you very much for opinion in advance!
I am trying to obtain a better understanding of the modern history of gold mining (and the mining sector more broadly), and how it intersects with trends in the global political economy. In particular, I am interested in understanding the situation in developing countries in the post-WW2 period (e.g. Indonesia, DRC, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Tanzania, Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, ...).
I’m trying to establish a list of cities/metropolitan regions, across the globe, with the highest percentage of “temporary populations” (including categories such as temporary workers, expatriates on fixed-term contracts and foreign students, but excluding immigrants who have settled). Dubai would be a good example. Who can point me to appropriate data sources or has first-hand information?
Keywords: world cities, global cities, gateway cities, temporary migration, mobility, transient population
The grave global problems that face civilization now threaten to worsen in the future (e.g., global warming, water shortages, overpopulation, top soil depletion, renewable energy sources, income disparity, political polarity, etc.). The compartmentalization of the disciplines will not render a solution to anything. It has to be a multidisciplinary, systems approach to make any progress. What approaches can you recommend that would be applicable to solve at least some of these problems?
Which publications would you recommend for a comparative analysis of climate change with nexus historical emissions and energy poverty under developing countries perspectives? And which technologies can be useful to help decarbonization of global economy?
In 2011 the US Intelligence Chief said that Russia and China seem to be a greater threat for the US than Iran and North Korea. What if these countries put together forces, especially on the basis of the current conflicts and international tension.
I would like to know if some has case studies or survey data related to internationalization process of American/European (developed) countries service firms or developing countries service firms?. I am conducting research on developing country construction firms, we can work together by comparing the results. If interested, kindly let me know.
Problem: More and more countries are getting involved in the globalized world, partly by strengthening such transnational communities as the European Union and the AEC (ASEAN Economic Comunity). The free movement of the workforce and of students is a fact in this regard. Besides the need for comparable transcripts there is also the need for the secure exchange of such data between national authorities.
What are current activities in setting up data international exchange standards (such as EDIFACT (Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport, United Nations) for educational institutions?
I am currently reviewing some literature on global public policy making and was wondering whether anyone has applied this approach ( I am sure of that) to the international level. Thanks.
Given that we now have approximately seven billion people on our planet, and all of the problems that follow, is there any benefit to continue growing our numbers?
I'm looking for sources of data as well as potential collaborators for cross-country comparisons of protest movements, particularly their demands.
I am working on a paper on the comparison of situations of indigenous peoples in the Americas and I'd like to verify the proportion of indigenous lands in each country. For example, in Brazil, indigenous lands represent approximately 13% of the entire national territory. Data on other American countries will be useful as well.
I intend to identify the importance of higher education institutions in promoting local and regional development. What is their role in shaping the future of local communities in this challenging world of globalization and digitization?
When President Obama visited Malaysia recently, this was one of the things that he said: '“Myanmar won't succeed if the Muslim population is repressed.”'
What is your view then. Have there been communities or countries that were successful, and continued to be successful, when a segment of it was repressed?
Contemporary and future prospects of private military and intelligence as a global industry: are these feasible for empirical analysis for a PhD thesis?
Cross functional team is a group of people with different backgrounds, expertise, age, gender, ethnicity, functions and more that are working toward shared objectives. Are there any qualities for leaders of this team,? Also, can cross functional teams replace traditional functional teams?
Outlining four key issues in our globalizing economy (unprecedented wealth, unprecedented poverty, ecological challenges and political and economic volatility), Professor Guptara goes on to provide a historical survey from prehistoric times (demonstrating that the roots of the current crisis lie in the Darwinians and Nietscheans defeating the moral and ethical values of the Protestants), and concludes by presenting seven essential steps to creating the right kind of globalization.
These seven essential steps in Professor Guptara (2010) opinion are:
Our culture needs to be focused again on a realistic optimism not a fatalistic pessimism.
We need to restore education to its function of nurturing citizenship and genuine personal fulfillment – and move away from the present function of training people for employment by the elite.
The media needs to be restored to the function of truth-telling, by removing the obsession with entertainment.
Political parties and representative democracy should now be abolished, and direct democracy installed instead.
Fundamental and even applied research needs to be liberated from the trammels of private sponsorship.
A global minimum wage and/or guarantees need to be introduced for food, clothes and shelter.
Fundamental reforms are needed if the global economy is to avoid becoming an enslaving economy.
Source: Guptara, P. (2010). Towards creating the right kind of globalization: an analysis - with proposals. Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change, 7(1), 89-103.
I really liked these seven essential steps - well, in your opinion, can we implement these - and how easy would that be --- further, do you have any other points that can be added?
Thank you for your contributions.
Migration has rapidly gained momentum in European Union external policy. Aid programmes have been driven primarily to strengthen management patterns and boost the effects of migration on development. However, we know that this nexus is more a cultural and political construction than a well established link.
This topic becomes increasingly important especially for Germany's rural areas. I would like to develop strategies based on the framework of institutional economy.
The globalisation theory and the convergence arguments have not really addressed the role and impact of global business networks, asymmetries in global commodity chains and the country differentiation in global production networks and cluster capabilities. The patterns of growth of emerging industries such as information technology and the internet, green energy, medical technology, biotechnology or nanotechnology deliver conflicting messages about the convergence of industry capabilities around the world.