Connectedness in times of ecological overshoot: a quantitative analysis of the sustainability of globalization

Lukas Simeon Figge

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    This thesis sets out on a research journey to quantitatively assess the sustainability of globalisation and to gain insights into the main research question ‘to what extent is globalisation as a process and policy discourse sustainable?’ We find “a world out of balance” as the emerging qualification for all four issues of globalisation: definition and measurement, recent trends, its consequences and the social robustness of the policy discourse. Hence, we conclude that globalisation is not sustainable in its recent form and that it needs to go into new directions if it is to contribute towards all aspects of sustainable development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    • Martens, Pim, Supervisor
    • Offermans, Astrid, Co-Supervisor
    Award date29 Sep 2017
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    Print ISBNs9789461597458
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • globalisation
    • sustainability

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