Welcome to the Mapping Globalization Project!
The Mapping Globalization website is intended for everyone interested in globalization. The main goal of the website is to make empirical work on globalization as widely accessible as possible.
The website offers an expanding set of resources for students, instructors, and researchers, and provides a forum for empirical research on globalization. We are especially interested in raw data and in the visualization of such data, including maps and animations.
We have adopted a comprehensive definition of globalization that is simply based on geographically expanding networks of transactions, where transactions may be of any type, and may have occurred at any time. This naturally supports a strongly historical perspective that includes trade, migration, transportation, communication, empires, and so on.
We welcome additional materials for inclusion and suggestions for links to related resources.
The Mapping Globalization web site, or MG for short, has three main sections:
Some animations require Flash Player Version 8.
To return to this page from any Mapping Globalization page, you can click on the MG logo in the upper left corner.
For copyright reasons, access to some of the maps in the map collection is restricted to students enrolled in specific courses at Princeton University. Thumbnails of these maps will nevertheless appear in the results returned by a Category Query.
Instructors at Princeton may arrange to gain access to these course-restricted maps by contacting Professor Miguel Centeno.
Mapping Globalization Bibliography
Brief Introduction to the Data and Selected Images from the GKG Project (help · ) prepared by Miguel Centeno and Abigail Cooke, 2006.
- mywire.com index of recent articles on globalization in indexed journals, newspapers, and magazines
- INA — International Networks Archive
- Observing Trade: Revealing International Trade Networks and Their Impacts — papers from the March 2006 conference
- Trading Morsels, Growing Hunger, Decimating Nature: Linking Food and Trade to Development and the Environment — program, films, and papers from the February 2005 conference
For an animation of the first year of these ClustrMaps (2007-2008), see Mapping Globalization.