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Political Networks : The Structural Perspective - David H. Knoke

Political Networks

The Structural Perspective

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1990
ISBN: 9780521375528
Number Of Pages: 308

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This book examines almost two decades of research using the structural or network approach to political behavior. Network analysis begins with the assumption that the most important elements of political power are the relationships of influence and domination among social actors. Influence is the exchange of information about preferences and intentions; domination is the exchange of material sanctions to reward or punish compliance with commands. By examining the confluence of these two networks, analysts can develop a structural picture of the political process. David Knoke provides an overview of the work already done in the structural analysis of politics and the directions it will take in the future. Topics covered include voting decisions, social movements, formal organizations, community power systems, national elites and the world system of nation-states. Theoretical conceptualizations, empirical findings and topical research agendas are discussed in each of these areas.

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'Knoke displays a gift for efficient summary and judicious characterization, and he knows the territory ... The book is a natural addition to graduate or advanced undergraduate politics syllabi and will be useful for introducing network analysis in organizations classes ... there is no better introduction.' Paul DiMaggio, Administrative Science Quarterly 'Knoke's book fills an important gap in the political science literature by presenting the network concept as part of a coherent theoretical perspective ... Knoke's work is highly readable and the relevant fundamentals of network methodology are included in a short appendix ... [this] book deserves a wide audience among theoretically oriented political scientists.' American Political Science Review

Politics in structural perspective
Voting and political participation
Social movements
Organizational power
Community power structures
Elites in the nation state
International relations Jodi Burmeister-May
Toward a structural political economy
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ISBN: 9780521375528
ISBN-10: 0521375525
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 31st August 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 15.34  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.64

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