Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ireland 5th in Globalised Nation Ranking

It seems the nations small size has compelled us to reach beyond our borders and enter into commerce with our neighbours and beyond to such an extent that we are ranked 5th in Foreign Policys annual ranking of the most globalised nations in the world. Economic integration and personal connectivity (the term used to capture our willingness to travel and communicate) are our strong points, with technological innovation and political engagement lagging behind. Though seemingly our new membership of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, whatever that talking shop may be, has boosted our political engagement standing. With Singapore taking the No. 1 spot, smaller nations and our need to rely on more than domestic markets, means the US and Canada are the only large countries in the Top 10. Pore over the detail and breakdown here.

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