Introduction to the Special Issue on Social and Political Networks

by Carl Nordlung and Silvia I. Fierăscu,

Within the natural and social scientific domains alike, one of the most successful and useful principles underpinning our collective accumulation of knowledge is the act and art of reductionism. By breaking down larger systems into smaller segments, analyzing and comparing individual, assumedly independent parts in isolation, our understanding, modeling and prediction of both social and natural systems have undoubtedly benefited greatly. This principle has thus, rightly shaped the various analytical tools we have at our disposal, where assumptions of independence of observations is often foundational.

published in Vol 18 – No 1 – 2018 // Social and Political Networks

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Advisory Board

  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (chair) Hertie School of Governance
  • Larry Diamond Stanford University
  • Tom Gallagher University of Bradford
  • Alena Ledeneva University College London
  • Michael McFaul Stanford University
  • Philippe Schmitter Stanford University
  • Helen Wallace London School of Economics and Political Science

Managing Editors

  • George Jiglau
  • Ingi Iusmen

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Societatea Academica Romana