The phenomenon of globalization can simultaneously reduce international economic inequality (e.g., in the case of emerging countries) and worsen domestic economic inequality (e.g., increase of relative poverty in a several advanced countries). How can we solve this trade-off between international and domestic inequalities? On the other hand, it is highly desirable to avoid the reduction of biological and cultural diversity due to globalization. What can we do to promote the sustainable evolution and preservation of local diversities?
Network analysis on global interdependence caused by the flows of commodity, money, people, and knowledge is indispensable in order to acquire different perspectives on globalization and to clarify its effects on isolated communities, which are most vulnerable in terms of equality and diversity. Consequently, the aim of this special issue is to collect a series of pioneering works in this interdisciplinary field, at the edge of natural and social sciences, to provide a landscape of research progresses and potentials in evidence-based policy making.
Papers of a broad nature – as per the topic to be tackled – on various aspects of global flow of commodity, money, people, and knowledge are to be considered as possible contributions for this special issue.
Lead guest editor
Yuichi Ikeda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyoto University, Japan
Guido Caldarelli, email@example.com
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
Maximilian Schich, Maximilian.Schich@utdallas.edu
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Teruyoshi Kobayashi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kobe University, Japan
Irena Vodenska, email@example.com
Boston University, USA
For more information, get in touch with the editors.