***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear colleagues, I am currently working on a piece of research looking at the effectiveness of civil society advocacy and campaign networks in southern Africa (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia). The objective of the research it to assess the effectiveness of these civil society structures in achieving change in government policies and practices that impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable people. In order to do this the research will look at network structure, and advocacy and campaigning methodology. I wanted your advice on two matters: 1 - are you aware of any other such (or similar) previous studies that I could look at 2 - what software package would you recommend for a simple analysis of the structure and flows within the network I very much look forward to hearing from you Frank Smith Independent consultant _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.