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Explaining the growth patterns of social movements – Networks and Social Movements

In this paper I focus on the role of generative models in explaining macrolevel dynamics. I argue that most macro-level dynamics of interest to sociologists are sufficiently complex to require the use of generative models, and that the under-formalized nature … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather Protest Together – Theorizing Self-Organizing Political Protests with Flock Theory

The current research theorizes decentralized and self-organized political protests via flock theory, a theory of emergent self-organization in communicative human interaction. Flock theory draws from a theoretical basis of emergence and self-organizing systems, and is presented as a theory of … Continue reading

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Computer Networks as Social Networks

Computer networks are inherently social networks, linking people, organizations, and knowledge. They are social institutions that should not be studied in isolation but as integrated into everyday lives. The proliferation of computer networks has facilitated a deemphasis on group solidarities … Continue reading

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