***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** What was the nature of the lost ties; e.g., weak ties lost first? Has anyone done work on strategies for shrinking nets? Doug Bryan [log in to unmask] http://pavg.stanford.edu/people/bryan > Catherine Johnson wrote, > > Also check out: > Beate Volker, "Should auld acquaintance be forgot...?: Institutions > of Communism, the Transition to Capitalism and Personal > Networks: The Case of East Germany", Amsterdam Thesis > Publishers, 1995. > > She found that in former East Germany personal networks shrunk > somewhat during transition. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.