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The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

Edited by:
  • John Scott - Visiting Professor, University of Essex, UK, University of Exeter, UK, The University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Peter J. Carrington - University of Waterloo, Canada

May 2011 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Social network analysis has been one of the fastest growing and most influential areas of recent times. Why has this happened? What are the key features of social network analysis?

This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods, and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are:

  • Network theory
  • Interdisciplinary applications
  • Online networks
  • Corporate networks
  • Lobbying networks
  • Deviant networks
  • Measuring devices
  • Key Methodologies
  • Software applications

The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students. It offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. Instead of consulting a variety of books and journal articles, the Handbook offers a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.


Peter J Carrington and John Scott
Alexandra Marin and Barry Wellman
Social Network Analysis: An Introduction
Linton C Freeman
The Development of Social Network Analysis - with an Emphasis on Recent Events
Stephen P Borgatti and Virginie Lopez-Kidwell
Network Theory
John Scott
Social Physics and Social Networks
Sanjeev Goyal
Social Networks in Economics
Ann Mische
Relational Sociology, Culture and Agency
Vincent Chua, Julia Madej and Barry Wellman
Personal Communities: The World According to Me
Lijun Song, Joonmo Son and Nan Lin
Social Support
Douglas R White
Kinship, Class and Community
Katherine Faust
Animal Social Networks
Anatoliy Gruzd and Caroline Haythornthwaite
Networking Online: Cybercommunities
William K Carroll and J P Sapinski
Corporate Elites and Intercorporate Networks
Matthew Bond and Nicholas Harrigan
Political Dimensions of Corporate Connections
David Knoke
Policy Networks
Mario Diani
Social Movements and Collective Action
Peter J Carrington
Crime and Social Network Analysis
Renée C van der Hulst
Terrorist Networks: The Threat of Connectivity
Howard D White
Scientific and Scholarly Networks
Paul DiMaggio
Cultural Networks
Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie
Social Networks, Geography and Neighbourhood Effects
Edward L Kick et al
A Multiple-Network Analysis of the World System of Nations, 1995-1999
Robert A Hanneman and Mark Riddle
A Brief Introduction to Analyzing Social Network Data
Robert A Hanneman and Mark Riddle
Concepts and Measures for Basic Network Analysis
Peter V Marsden
Survey Methods for Network Data
Ove Frank
Survey Sampling in Networks
Betina Hollstein
Qualitative Approaches
Stephen P Borgatti and Daniel S Halgin
Analyzing Affiliation Networks
Anuška Ferligoj, Patrick Doreian and Vladimir Batagelj
Positions and Roles
Philippa Pattison
Relation Algebras and Social Networks
Marijtje A J van Duijn and Mark Huisman
Statistical Models for Ties and Actors
Garry Robins
Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networks
Tom A B Snijders
Network Dynamics
Weihua (Edward) An
Models and Methods to Identify Peer Effects
Klaus Hamberger, Michael Houseman and Douglas R White
Kinship Network Analysis
Vladimir Batagelj
Large-Scale Network Analysis
Lothar Krempel
Network Visualization
Mark Huisman and Marijtje A J van Duijn
A Reader's Guide to Social Network Analysis Software

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