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Topology Analysis of International Networks Based on Debates in the United Nations [article]

Stefano Gurciullo, Slava Mikhaylov
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This paper applies semantic network science to extract ideological proximity in the international arena, by focusing on the data from General Debates in the UN General Assembly on the topics of high salience  ...  This intermediate output is then used in to construct a network of countries based on information theoretical metrics where the links capture similar vectorial patterns in the topic distributions.  ...  Conclusion and next steps In the current draft we performed topology analysis of networks of countries built on the semantics of their UN General Debates.  ... 
arXiv:1707.09491v1 fatcat:p4aeif7slnfuznezshvx3rmjji

Page 305 of Sage Urban Studies Abstracts Vol. 26, Issue 3 [page]

1998 Sage Urban Studies Abstracts  
This paper, based on a brief review of the research conducted in this area, points out that it is necessary and worthwhile to develop a user-friendly statistical module in GIS directly, provides an example  ...  A statistical module in GIS can take full advantage of the topology relationships and the visualization tools provided by GIS.  ... 

PISA for Schools: Topological Rationality and New Spaces of the OECD's Global Educational Governance

Steven Lewis, Sam Sellar, Bob Lingard
2016 Comparative Education Review  
Our theoretical framework focuses on new spatialities associated with globalization and the emergence of topological rationalities and heterarchical modes of governance.  ...  This article examines the OECD's new PISA-based Test for Schools ("PISA for Schools") program.  ...  Power Topologies and New Spatialities Turning to the literature in critical geography, there has been a series of debates about the effects of globalization on the nation-state and mechanisms of governance  ... 
doi:10.1086/684458 fatcat:v67srrm4ubajvnsmuxkbvao2be

How to follow and Study Through the Sites and Situations of Expert Knowledge Diffusion in International Politics: Research Challenges and Methodological Responses

Šárka Waisová
2022 Politics in Central Europe  
Based on the marriage of network analysis and mobility research this article discusses the research potential of several methodological tools: bibliometrics, QHA, SNA techniques, topology, topography and  ...  The central aim of this article is to consider tools and methods for studying expert knowledge (EK) diffusion in international politics.  ...  Based on the idea that the architecture of network matters, topological studies describe the attributes of space by means of connections and their characteristics.  ... 
doi:10.2478/pce-2022-0007 fatcat:4gals2wagvbttgzensv2lwd27e

Data Innovation for International Development: An overview of natural language processing for qualitative data analysis [article]

Philipp Broniecki and Anna Hanchar and Slava J. Mikhaylov
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we discuss the potential of using natural language processing to systematize analysis of qualitative data, and to inform quick decision-making in the development context.  ...  We illustrate this with interview data generated in a format of micro-narratives for the UNDP Fragments of Impact project.  ...  We then provide an overview of the recent application of these techniques in a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) study. II.  ... 
arXiv:1709.05563v1 fatcat:uaabm2donrfqndtltkg7t3rypu

Disentangling agglomeration and network externalities: A conceptual typology

Michiel van Meeteren, Zachary Neal, Ben Derudder
2016 Papers in Regional Science  
This leads to two one-mode graphs that can be validly interpreted as topological renderings of agglomeration and network externalities.  ...  We illustrate the typology by applying a state-of-the-art bipartite network projection detailing the presence of globalized producer services firms in cities in 2012.  ...  Introduction One of the main debates in regional science in the last decades concerns the choice of 'appropriate' spatial units and the relevance of 'interaction' between these spatial units.  ... 
doi:10.1111/pirs.12214 fatcat:y24pygz2wzcxfgqcv3btdmqv5m

Detecting Policy Preferences and Dynamics in the UN General Debate with Neural Word Embeddings [article]

Stefano Gurciullo, Slava Mikhaylov
2017 arXiv   pre-print
the United Nations General Debate.  ...  The paper provides three key contributions based on the output of the Word2vec model.  ...  There is only one speaker per country in the General Debate. It follows that the unit of analysis is a country-year.  ... 
arXiv:1707.03490v1 fatcat:jt7m6wzjvva6rfru3wycze7rku

Reconfiguring environmental governance: Towards a politics of scales and networks

Harriet Bulkeley
2005 Political Geography  
In making this argument, the paper provides an overview of contemporary configurations of global environmental governance, and seeks to illustrate by reference to one transnational municipal network, the  ...  Through an engagement with the debates on the politics of scale, the argument is made that a new spatial grammar of environmental governance must be sensitive to both the politics of scale and the politics  ...  The paper then moves to examine recent debates on the politics of scale in order to establish what insights can be derived for an analysis of environmental governance.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2005.07.002 fatcat:2rztbbtfozddvko4l63o5se2ya

Maps of the academic web in the European Higher Education Area — an exploration of visual web indicators

Jose Luis Ortega, Isidro Aguillo, Viv Cothey, Andrea Scharnhorst
2007 Scientometrics  
This paper shows maps of the web presence of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on the level of universities using hyperlinks and analyses the topology of the European academic network.  ...  of information on scientific networks.  ...  That might be an indication that web graph based on units of analysis of a high level of aggregation as universities or countries are quite suitable as indicators for structures in the academic European  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-008-0218-9 fatcat:a2p32knwbbesdhzltueqergq4e

What does Network Analysis teach us about International Environmental Cooperation? [article]

Stefano Carattini, Sam Fankhauser, Jianjian Gao, Caterina Gennaioli, Pietro Panzarasa
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This paper applies the toolkit of network analysis to identify the network properties of international environmental cooperation based on 546 IEAs signed between 1948 and 2015.  ...  The network of air and atmosphere treaties is weaker on a number of metrics and lacks the hierarchical structure found in other networks.  ...  , Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experienc-  ... 
arXiv:2106.08883v1 fatcat:tx34lnztobfl7mtvln7maiapwm

Globalization, edu-business and network governance: the policy sociology of Stephen J. Ball and rethinking education policy analysis

Bob Lingard, Sam Sellar
2013 London Review of Education  
The paper concludes by suggesting this account is indicative of the topological turn in culture and social theory.  ...  The latter employs a network ethnography approach and provides an account of the new network governance in education: the rise of heterarchies, a melange of bureaucracy, markets and networks.  ...  Notes on contributors  ... 
doi:10.1080/14748460.2013.840986 fatcat:5hbpu3fecrhrxphvkcvnccro2u

The Structure and Dynamic of Scientific Collaboration Network among Countries along the Belt and Road

Qinchang Gui, Chengliang Liu, DeBin Du
2019 Sustainability  
Although a number of studies have discussed the economic, geopolitical and environmental impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), there is a scarcity of analysis on the importance of science in the  ...  Adopting bibliographical data from Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science database for the period 2000–2018, this study investigates the network properties, topological structure, spatial pattern, position  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11195187 fatcat:wq7vmwrbqbdltlx6zgsq5pwq2i

What makes Input-Output Tables of Trade of Raw Material Goods Peculiar Networks? The World and Mexican Cases

Katya Pérez-Guzmán, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, Isela-Elizabeth Téllez-León, Ali Kharrazi, Brian Fath, Francisco Venegas-Martínez, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Towson University, USA, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
2018 Revista Mexicana de Economía y Finanzas  
Recommendations: analytical tools of network theory applied to IOTs substantially improve the understanding of trade of raw material goods, both at the national and the global level, which is useful in  ...  of the whole network.  ...  The node is usually defined by the level of aggregation given the United Nations standardized methodology.  ... 
doi:10.21919/remef.v13i4.334 fatcat:6kvfkt3pi5d27janxxsa7yqzru

Unbounding area studies: Malaysian Studies beyond Malaysia and other geographies of knowing

Tim Bunnell, Eric C. Thompson
2008 Geoforum  
Acknowledgements Our research and panel on 'Malaysian Studies beyond Malaysia' was funded by an NUS Staff Research Support Scheme grant. We are grateful to Sumit K.  ...  Meanwhile, according to Kratoska et al., when compared to knowledge constructed on the basis of countries, 'alternative geographical units based on groupings of people, networks, flows of goods, or arenas  ...  that took the state as the fundamental unit of analysis'.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2007.12.002 fatcat:ssrq4xh655espfnlvr3jpvvqa4

The Global as a Field: Children's Rights Advocacy as a Transnational Practice

Jouni Häkli, Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
2014 Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space  
We also wish to thank the Academy of References Agnew J, 1994, "The territorial trap: the geographical assumptions of international relations  ...  We are grateful to the editors and the three anonymous referees for their engaged and helpful comments and suggestions.  ...  This criticism is based on the content of the Concluding 1 The empirical materials we employ in the analysis include The League of Nations and United Nations Declarations and Conventions on the Rights  ... 
doi:10.1068/d0613 fatcat:n3hqiddfxnbszcjiqxhrmzzdau
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