Evolution of Social Networks, Volume 1
Patrick Doreian, Frans N. Stokman
Psychology Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 261 pages
This book answers the question of whether we can apply evolutionary theories to our understanding of the development of social structures.
Social networks have increasingly become the focus of many social scientists as a way of analyzing these social structures. While many powerful network analytic tools have been developed and applied to a wide range of empirical phenomena, understanding the evolution of social organization still requires theories and analyses of social network evolutionary processes. Researchers from a variety of disciplines have combined their efforts in what is an indication of some very promising future research and the work represented in this volume provides a basis for a sustained analysis of the evolution of social life.
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THE DYNAMICS AND EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
COLLECTIVE ACTION FAILURE IN A HIGHLY COHESIVE GROUP
THE EMERGENCE OF GROUPS IN THE EVOLUTION OF FRIENDSHIP NETWORKS
SOClAL STRUCTURE NETWORKS AND ESTATE STRUCTURALISM MODELS
IS POLITICS POWER OR POLICY ORIENTED? A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC ACCESS MODELS IN POLICY NETWORKS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF BALANCE THROUGH TIME
EVOLUTION OF FRIENDSHIP AND BEST FRIENDSHIP CHOICES
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