Multilevel Network Analysis for the Social Sciences

Theory, Methods and Applications

  • Emmanuel Lazega
  • Tom A.B. Snijders

Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Emmanuel Lazega, Tom A. B. Snijders
    Pages 1-12
  3. Theory

  4. Methods

  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Julien Brailly, Guillaume Favre, Josiane Chatellet, Emmanuel Lazega
      Pages 245-271
    3. Paola Zappa, Alessandro Lomi
      Pages 333-353
    4. Emmanuel Lazega, Tom A. B. Snijders
      Pages 355-361
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-375

About this book


This volume provides new insights into the functioning of organizational, managerial and market societies. Multilevel analysis and social network analysis are described and the authors show how they can be combined in developing the theory, methods and empirical applications of the social sciences. This book maps out the development of multilevel reasoning and shows how it can explain behavior, through two different ways of contextualizing it. First, by identifying levels of influence on behavior and different aggregations of actors and behavior, and complex interactions between context and behavior. Second, by identifying different levels as truly different systems of agency: such levels of agency can be examined separately and jointly since the link between them is affiliation of members of one level to collective actors at the superior level. It is by combining these approaches that this work offers new insights. New case studies and datasets that explore new avenues of theorizing and new applications of methodology are presented. This book will be useful as a reference work for all social scientists, economists and historians who use network analyses and multilevel statistical analyses. Philosophers interested in the philosophy of science or epistemology will also find this book valuable.


Complex interactions between levels Development of multilevel reasoning Identifying levels of influence on behavior Multilevel analysis and social network analysis Theorizing and new applications of methodology Theory, methods and empirical applications in social sciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Lazega
    • 1
  • Tom A.B. Snijders
    • 2
  1. 1.CSO-CNRSInstitut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, SPCParisFrance
  2. 2.Nuffield CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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