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This article proposes an approach to compare semantic networks using concept-centered sub-networks. A concept-centered sub-network is defined as an induced network whose vertex set consists of the given concept (ego) and all its adjacent concepts (alters) and whose link set consists of all the links between the ego and alters (including alter-alter...
In social networks research, geographical distance between places of residence partially explains patterns of friendship ties in semi-isolated communities like classrooms or schools. For example, individuals that live close to one another are more likely to be friends than chance alone predicts. Explaining this pattern, researchers often argue that...
How does international financial aid affect the cooperative behavior of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Can NGOs, while turning global, preserve peer connections with local actors and be engaged in local issues? The civil society literature contains competing perspectives on and reports of how international financial aid may restructur...
The interplay between symbolic and social structures in groups is often analysed at the whole-network level of their semantic and socio-semantic networks, e.g. via comparison of graph distributions, multidimensional scaling, or QAP correlations. Meanwhile, the interplay between the symbolic and the social operates through the usage of signs (e.g. w...
This article proposes an approach to compare semantic networks using concept-centered sub-networks. We illustrate the approach on written and interview texts from an ethnographic study of flood management practice in England.
We consider data with multiple observations or reports on a network in the case when these networks themselves are connected through some form of network ties. We could take the example of a cognitive social structure where there is another type of tie connecting the actors that provide the reports; or the study of interpersonal spillover effects f...
It is hard to study marshrutkas. They are elusive; there are no clear criteria on what a marshrutka is or on what a marshrutka is not. They differ by color, size and shape. They differ in whom they serve, who drives them, who owns them, who governs them. They differ in the ways they operate, the way routes are laid out, the way they are standardise...