Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks

David H Knoke, Xinxiang Chen

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Abstract

This article examines political perspectives on inter-organizational relationships, which refer primarily to the disciplines of political science and political sociology and their diverse approaches to theorizing and empirically investigating relationships among organizations. It reviews recent work in both political science and political sociology on a broad range of topics, including political institutions and governance, voting and social movement participation, social capital formation, public policy-making and implementation, and systems of political opportunity and influence. The common thread weaving together these diverse topics is social network analysis, which explains how the structure of interactions connecting political actors affects perceptions, attitudes, and actions, and in turn, how political behaviours transform network structures. Although one can draw ideas from general theories of social networks and organizational behaviour, the specific objective of this article is to demonstrate how those concepts and propositions help in better understanding and explanation of the political relationships among organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191577277
ISBN (Print)9780199282944
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2009

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Interorganizational networks
Sociology
Political Science
Network structure
Policy implementation
Social capital
General theory
Social network analysis
Theorizing
Capital formation
Political institutions
Interorganizational relationships
Participation
Social movements
Governance
Voting
Thread
Social networks
Organizational behaviour
Political behavior

Keywords

  • Inter-organizational relationships
  • Political relationships
  • Political science
  • Political sociology
  • Social network analysis

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Knoke, D. H., & Chen, X. (2009). Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks. In The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199282944.003.0017

Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks. / Knoke, David H; Chen, Xinxiang.

The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations. Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Knoke, DH & Chen, X 2009, Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks. in The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199282944.003.0017
Knoke DH, Chen X. Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks. In The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations. Oxford University Press. 2009 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199282944.003.0017
Knoke, David H ; Chen, Xinxiang. / Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks. The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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