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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
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> 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.

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