Social Networks and Political Analysis

  • Clayton D. Peoples
Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Social networks have been an important area of study in sociology dating back to the classic works of Simmel. The study of social networks entails a unique perspective focused on social relations. It also carries a powerful methodological repertoire geared toward mapping and analyzing social ties. Political research has greatly benefited from the application of social networks. In particular, numerous studies of political behavior/social movements and political power structure have applied social networks to help us better understand how relations matter in these realms. But, there are still virtually endless opportunities to apply social networks to political research.


Social Network Campaign Contribution Roll Call Roll Call Vote House Member 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clayton D. Peoples
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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