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Networks and Politics

David Lazer

in Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780195371895
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979127 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371895.003.0009
Networks and Politics

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In Chapter 9, political scientist and scholar of social networks David Lazer gives an overview of the standard tools of social network analysis. He explains how network dynamics can be useful for understanding human rights issues as they relate to global flows of people, information and goods, as well as for understanding the relationships between states and sub-state actors within the human rights regime.

Keywords: social networks; social network analysis; network dynamics; nodes; links; scale free network; information network; mapping; visualization

Chapter.  6704 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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