Public Organization Review

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 509–524 | Cite as

Globalization and the Quality of Government: an Analysis of the Relationship



This research seeks to investigate the relationship between globalization and the quality of government. By using the Quality of Government Institute data, the paper analyzes the relationships between globalization and the government quality. The paper uses both KOF scores and the scores by the Heritage Foundation to measure globalization. The results show that economic and political globalization is a significant predictor of the quality of government. When all the variables on economic freedom are taken into consideration, fiscal, business and trade freedoms are critical factors influencing the quality of governance.


Globalization Quality of government 


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  1. 1.Political Science and Public AdministrationHenderson State UniversityArkadelphiaUSA

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