***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Ferry, > What I meant is that I'm not sure whether mapping > the network structure of the people that demonstrated suffices to understand > this form of collective action. At a very basic level of network theorizing, > we could ask if it where cohesive networks or structural holes that made the > demonstrations possible. However, I'm not cinvinced that ties or the lack > thereof enabled this. I do think it is possible to sketch the networks of > some core actors. But, I also think that for the majority of people, the > decision to demonstrate was affected more by their individual concern about > this war then their network structure. Several articles in places like the Economist and my own experience with anti-war groups lead me to believe that the anti-war movement is very much a social network based on a simple frame: war is bad -> protesting will getout the message/change things -> we must protest. Within that frame the reasons are diverse, but the frame is broad enough that it is able to include many explanitory stories. It strikes me as a wonderful example of emergance in social networks and it would be great if it were possible to see it over time in Pajek or something like that. -Don Don Steiny - Central Coast Angel Network - www.ccangels.net 125 Mission St #3 - Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - 831.471.1671 - fax: 831.471.1670 _____________________________________________________________________ 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.