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Evolution of Social Networks - Patrick Doreian

Evolution of Social Networks

By: Patrick Doreian (Editor), Frans N. Stokman (Editor)

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Published: 21st July 1997
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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.

Preface
The Dynamics and Evolution of Social Networksp. 1
The Weakness of Strong Ties: Collective Action Failure in a Highly Cohesive Groupp. 19
The Emergence of Groups in the Evolution of Friendship Networksp. 45
Social Structure, Networks, and E-State Structuralism Modelsp. 73
Is Politics Power or Policy Oriented? A Comparative Analysis of Dynamic Access Models in Policy Networksp. 93
A Brief History of Balance Through Timep. 129
Evolution of Friendship and Best Friendship Choicesp. 149
Longitudinal Behavior of Network Structure and Actor Attributes: Modeling Interdependence of Contagion and Selectionp. 165
Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models for Network Changep. 185
Models for Network Evolutionp. 209
Evolution of Social Networks: Processes and Principlesp. 233
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9789056995386
ISBN-10: 9056995383
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1