Workshop on data gathering methods


After David Levi-Faur welcomed the participants of the GLOBE workshop at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the project coordinator Jacint Jordana and the project manager Adam Holesch gave an update of the administrative part of the project. Besides that, they presented two new incorporations to the International Advisory Board (IAB): Uttara Sahasrabuddhe from the University of Mumbai and Pascal Lamy from the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris. With these incorporations, the final composition of the IAB results in 12 members from all over the world, including nearly all continents and important global players. GLOBE has also reached gender equality in the IAB with 6 women and 6 men.

Next, Adam Holesch presented the updates of the GLOBE website, which also includes the incorporation of a new page with a list of Global Governance Websites, including a list of global governance datasets, if available on these websites. This page aims at becoming a starting and reference point for all students of Global Governance (GG).

In a next step, Angel Saz from ESADE gave per skype an update on the data set ¨Piloting big data analysis in global governance research¨. This dataset, based on the Google's GDELT project, will give GLOBE researchers a practical tool for the analysis of future scenarios of GG, and is part of the new methodological developments included in WP2.

The next presentation about “Regulatory Networks Datasets” was given by Jacint Jordana, whose new data collection represents an additional empirical effort within the GLOBE project. This dataset focuses on transnational associations, networks and action groups formed by National Regulatory Agencies (NRA), and aims at scrutinize the international activity of NRA over 20 sectors of Global Governance.

As a next agenda point, the project coordinator Jacint Jordana, presented an updated version of the Mapping Paper, which establishes the final guidelines for the mapping exercise required by each Work Package (from WP 3 to WP6). After that, all WP leaders presented their own mapping frame, which will be shared among all WP participants.

In the part on research developments, Axel Marx proposed a discussion on the databases, which have been presented by different researchers during the GLOBE meetings in Leuven and in Jerusalem. He suggested to prepare a discussion regarding how these datasets can be relevant to GLOBE research concerns, and how this data can be used for an examination of, above all, the involvement of the EU in GG institutions.

The data gathering and methodological workshop ended with the meeting of the Coordination Team (CT), which consists of the Administration Team and the Research Editorial Committee (REC).

The CT agreed on a preliminary date for the 2nd GLOBE progress meeting in Berlin on the 21th and 22th of February 2020.