SOCIAL NETWORK THEORY
Welcome to the ...Social Network Analysis Instructional Web Site
Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Slide Show
What Is Social Network Analysis?
Notes on the History of Social Network Analysis
A Short Introduction to Social Networks: A Non-Technical Elementary Primer
by Charles Kadushin
"Social network theory is one of the few if perhaps the only theory in social science which is not reductionist. That is, the theory applies to a variety of levels of analysis from small groups to entire global systems. To be sure, there are emergent properties at different system levels, but these are extensions of what can be done at a lower level and not entirely different forms of organization."
Exposure, Networks, and Mobilization: The Petition Movement during the 1848/49 Revolution in a German Town by Lothar Krempel and Michael Schnegg
This paper examines how existing social networks are transformed into political action in times of rapid social change. This general theoretical problem is exemplified for the 1848/49 Revolution in Esslingen, a middle-sized German town. We use data from more than 200 historical sources to identify patterns of activity and social linkages for more than 2000 inhabitants of Esslingen at the time of the revolution and during the 15 years preceding it.
Results indicate that existing social structure plays a key role for mobilization processes. Further, they show that the picture needs to be differentiated. Structure does not have the same effect at each stage of the process and for every person involved. Mobilization does not only take place through the existing structure but also occurs in more distinct regions of the network where a common situation and an equivalent position in society at large are the driving forces behind the organization of protest.
Visualization: The Growth of a Petition Movement in a Structure of City Linked Events
International Network for Social Network Analysis
A GENERAL THEORY OF NETWORK GOVERNANCE: EXCHANGE CONDITIONS AND SOCIAL MECHANISMS
A SOCNET Discussion on the Origins of the Term Social Capital
Structural Analysis and Cultural Kinetics
UCI LINKS-LIST TO SOCIAL NETWORK WEB SITES
SocioSite: Networks, Groups and Social Interaction
Studying Online Social Networks