The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

ISBN : 9780190228217

Jennifer Nicoll Victor; Alexander H. Montgomery; Mark Lubell
1008 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Networks are omnipresent in our natural and social world, and they are at the heart of politics. Relationships of many types drive political institutions, processes, and decision-making. Therefore, it is imperative for the study of politics to include network approaches. Already, these approaches have advanced our understanding of critical questions, such as: Why do people vote? How can people build problem-solving coalitions? How can governments and organizations foster innovations? How can countries build ties that promote peace? What are the most fruitful strategies for disrupting arms or terrorist networks?

This volume is designed as a foundational statement and resource. The contributions offer instruction on network theory and methods at both beginner and advanced levels, as well as an assessment of the state-of-the-discipline on a variety of applied network topics in politics. Through this dynamic collection of essays, The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks elucidates how the field is transforming and what that means for the future of political science.


About the Editors

Part 1: Network Theory and the Study of Politics
1. Introduction: The Emergence of the Study of Networks in Politics
Jennifer Nicoll Victor, Alexander H. Montgomery, and Mark Lubell
2. The Emergence of Organizations and States
John F. Padgett
3. Power Structures of Policy Networks
David Knoke and Tetiana Kostiuchenko
4. Political Networks and Computational Social Science
David Lazer and Stefan Wojcik
5. Causal Inference in Political Networks
Jon C. Rogowski and Betsy Sinclair
6. Network Theory and Political Science
John W. Patty and Elizabeth Maggie Penn

Part 2: Political Network Methodologies
7. Relational Concepts, Measurement, and Data Collection
Justin H. Gross and Joshua M. Jansa
8. Statistical Inference in Political Networks Research
Bruce A. Desmarais and Skyler J. Cranmer
9. Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models for Network Dynamics
Tom A.B. Snijders and Mark Pickup
10. Latent Networks and Spatial Networks in Politics
Cassy Dorff, Shahryar Minhas, and Michael D. Ward
11. Visualization of Political Networks
Jurgen Pfeffer
12. Discourse Network Analysis: Policy Debates as Dynamic Networks
Philip Leifeld
13. Semantic Networks and Applications in Public Opinion Research
Sijia Yang and Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

Part 3: Networks and American Politics
14. Voting and Participation
Meredith Rolfe and Stephanie Chan
15. Social Networks and Vote Choice
Lauren Ratliff Santoro and Paul A. Beck
16. Political Parties and Campaign Finance Networks
Paul S. Herrnson and Justin H. Kirkland
17. A Network Approach to Interest Group Politics
Michael T. Heaney and James M. Strickland
18. No Disciplined Army: American Political Parties as Networks
Gregory Koger, Seth Masket, and Hans Noel
19. Legislative Networks
Nils Ringe, Jennifer Nicoll Victor, and Wendy Tam Cho
20. Judicial Networks
Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Dino P. Christenson, and Claire Leavitt
21. Discussion Networks
Scott D. McClurg, Casey A. Klofstad, and Anand Edward Sokhey

Part 4: Networks in Public Policy and Public Administration
22. Local Government Networks
Richard Feiock and Manoj Shrestha
23. Network Segregation and Policy Learning
Adam Douglas Henry
24. Networks and European Union Politics
Paul W. Thurner
25. Networks and the Politics of the Environment
Ramiro Berardo, Isabella Alcaniz, Jennifer Hadden, and Lorien Jasny
26. Health Policy Networks
Alexandra P. Joosse and H. Brinton Milward

Part 5: Networks in International Relations
27. Terrorism Networks
Arie Perliger
28. The International Trade Network: Empirics and Modeling
Giorgio Fagiolo
29. Global Governance Networks
Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni
30. Human Rights and Transnational Advocacy Networks
Amanda Murdie and Marc Polizzi
31. Democracy and Cooperative Networks
Zeev Maoz
32. Arms Supply and Proliferation Networks
David Kinsella and Alexander H. Montgomery

Part 6: Networks in Comparative Politics
33. Bringing Networks into Comparative Politics
Armando Razo
34. Democratic Institutions and Political Networks
David A. Siegel
35. Institutions and Policy Networks in Europe
Manuel Fischer
36. Social Networks in the Brazilian Electorate
Barry Ames, Andy Baker, and Amy Erica Smith
37. Comparative Climate Change Policy Networks
Jeffrey Broadbent

Part 7: What Can Political Science Learn from Other Disciplines?
38. What Can Political Science Learn from Business and Management? An Interview with Steven Borgatti
39. What Can Political Science Learn from Economics? An Interview with Matthew Jackson
40. What Can Political Science Learn from Sociology? An Interview with James Moody
41. What Can Political Science Learn from Mathematics? An Interview with Peter Mucha
42. What Can Political Science Learn from Computer Science? An Interview with Derek Ruths
43. What Can Political Science Learn from Statistics and Psychology? An Interview with Stanley Wasserman


Jennifer Nicoll Victor is an associate professor of political science at Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She has a BA in Political Science from University of California, San Diego, and an MA and PhD in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the co-author of Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations in the United States and the European Union (University of Michigan Press, 2013). She is a co-founding contributor to Mischiefs of Faction published on Vox.com, and formerly served in the US Senate as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.; Alexander H. Montgomery is an associate professor of political science at Reed College. He has a B.A. in physics from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in sociology and a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. He has been a Residential Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security in the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.; Mark Lubell is a professor in the University of California, Davis, Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Science and Behavior. He is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist who studies cooperation problems in environmental policy using quantitative and qualitative methods. He received his PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His current research topics include water management, environmental behavior, sustainable agriculture, and behavioral economics experiments in cooperation. Lubell has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and US Department of Agriculture, and publishes in political science, public administration, and environmental sciences journals.