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Index of National Power: How to Assess the Basic Capacity of a Nation

Title
Index of National Power: How to Assess the Basic Capacity of a Nation
Author
김상학
Keywords
National Power; External Validity; Index Construction; Winning Probability; WTA; Winner-Take-All Distortions; WTA (Winner-Take-All) Distortions
Issue Date
2013-12
Publisher
한국사회학회
Citation
한국사회학, 47권, 6호, pp.83-140 (58쪽)
Abstract
This paper proposes a new quantitative index of national power and the probability andmeasurement framework with which to assess the validity of the proposed index and other existing indices of national power. It shows that (1) a simple quantitative index of national power can be constructed by considering only the most basic and enduring element of a nation’s power – its human resources; (2) such an index has a systematic relationship with winning probabilities in many fields of international competition, so passes the test of external validity; (3) all the well-known and widely used indices of national power not only fail the test of external validity, but also exaggerate the relative power of stronger nations; and (4) despite its simplicity, the new index is informative and can be used as points of reference in a variety of research situations.
URI
http://www.dbpia.co.kr.access.hanyang.ac.kr/Journal/ArticleDetail/NODE02332297https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/73301
ISSN
1225-0120
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COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES[S](사회과학대학) > SOCIOLOGY(사회학과) > Articles
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