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Dear Simone,

Please find below a couple of citations from political science or public 
policy (broadly defined, including several political sociology papers). 
They all employ centrality measures in one form or another. Perhaps you 
will find some of them useful for your purposes.

Cheers

Philip


Alpert, L.; Gainsborough, J. F. & Wallis, A. (2006), 'Building the 
capacity to act regionally - Formation of the regional transportation 
authority in South Florida', Urban Affairs Review 42(2), 143-168.

Beyers, J. (2002), 'Gaining and seeking access: The European adaptation 
of domestic interest associations', European Journal of Political 
Research 41(5), 585-612.

Beyers, J. & Kerremans, B. (2004), 'Bureaucrats, Politicians, and 
Societal Interests. How Is European Policy Making Politicized?', 
Comparative Political Studies 37(10), 1119-1150.

Böhler, M. & Vuilleumier, D. (1998), Die Schweizerische <Telecom-Policy> 
im Spannungsfeld des technologischen, ökonomischen und 
gesellschaftlichen Wandels, in Uwe Serdült & Ulrich Klöti, ed., 
'Politiknetzwerke: Beiträge zu einem Forschungsseminar'.

Chappuis, P.; Good, B. & Jörg, C. (1998), Die Implementation der 
Krankenkassenprämienverbilligung in den Kantonen Basel-Stadt, St. Gallen 
und Zürich, in Uwe Serdült & Ulrich Klöti, ed., 'Politiknetzwerke: 
Beiträge zu einem Forschungsseminar'.

Choi, S. & Brower, R. (2006), 'When practice matters more than 
government plans. A network analysis of local emergency management', 
Administration & Society 37(6), 651-678.

Cinalli, M. (2004), Horizontal Networks vs. Vertical Networks within 
Multi-Organisational Alliances: A Comparative Study of the Unemployment 
and Asylum Issue-Fields in Britain, in '‘The Changing Structure of Civil 
Society’ ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops'.

Darves, D. & Dreiling, M. (2002), 'Corporate Political Networks and 
Trade Policy Formation', Humanity and Society(26), 1.

Diani, M. (1995), Green Networks: A Structural Analysis of the Italian 
Environmental Movement, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Dreiling, M. (2000), 'The class embeddedness of corporate political 
action: Leadership in defense of the NAFTA', Social Problems 47(1), 21-48.

Fowler, J. H. (2006), 'Connecting the congress: A study of cosponsorship 
networks', Political Analysis 14(4), 456-487.

Futó, P.; Pálné-Kovács, I.; Fleischer, T. & Dombi, P. (2003), 'The 
Evolution of Multi-level-Governance in Regional and Environmental 
Policies in Hungary'.

Fürst, D.; Schubert, H.; Rudolph, A. & Spieckermann, H. (2001), 
'Regional Actor Networks Between Social Capital and Regional 
Governance', Connections 24(1), 42-67.

Gemperli, S.; Hollenstein, P. & Nielsen, T. (1998), Die Förderung der 
Photovoltaik in den Kantonen Aargau und Thurgau, in Uwe Serdült & Ulrich 
Klöti, ed., 'Politiknetzwerke: Beiträge zu einem Forschungsseminar'.

Getimis, P. & Demetropoulou, L. (2004), 'Towards new forms of regional 
governance in Greece: the Southern Aegean Islands', Regional & Federal 
Studies 14(3), 355-378.

Gil Mendieta, J. & Schmidt, S. (1996), 'The political network in 
Mexico', Social Networks 18(4), 355-381.

Gil Mendieta, J.; Schmidt, S.; Castro, J. & Ruiz, A. (1997), 'A Dynamic 
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Grote, J. R. (1995), Policy networks or clientelist exchange: From 
metaphores to the measurement of state-society relations, Mannheimer 
Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim.

Helbling, M.; Egli, S. & Matter, S. (2005), Lokale Eliten und kommunale 
Politiknetzwerke - Einflussreiche Akteure in der Einbürgerungspolitik 
einer Schweizer Gemeinde, in Uwe Serdült, ed., 'Anwendungen sozialer 
Netzwerkanalyse', Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Zürich, 
Zürich, pp. 105-118.

Higley, J. & Moore, G. (1981), 'Elite Integration in the United States 
and Australia', American Political Science Review 75(3), 581-597.

Hughes, J.; John, P. & Sasse, G. (2002), 'From Plan to Network: Urban 
Elites and the Post-Communist Organisational State in Russia', European 
Journal of Political Research 41(3), 395-420.

Hämmerli, A.; Gattiker, R. & Weyermann, R. (2006), 'Conflict and 
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John, P. (1998), 'Urban economic policy networks in Britain and France: 
a sociometric approach', Environment and Planning C-Government and 
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Jordana, J. & Sancho, D. (2005), 'Policy Networks and Market Opening: 
Telecommunications Liberalisation in Spain', European Journal of 
Political Research 44, 519–546.

Knoke, D. (1996), Comparing policy networks: labor politics in the U.S., 
Germany, and Japan, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

Koschade, S. (2006), 'A social network analysis of Jemaah Islamiyah: The 
applications to counterterrorism and intelligence', Studies in Conflict 
& Terrorism 29(6), 589-605.

Krauss, M.; Mueller, N. & Luke, D. (2004), 'Interorganizational 
Relationsships Within State Tobacco Control Networks: A Social Network 
Analysis', Preventing Chronical Disease 1(4), 1-25.

Kriesi, H. & Jegen, M. (2001), 'The Swiss energy policy elite: The actor 
constellation of a policy domain in transition', European Journal of 
Political Science 39(2), 251-287.

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Organisationen auf die arbeits- und sozialrechtliche Gesetzgebung in den 
80er Jahren, Dt. Univ.-Verl., Wiesbaden.

König, T. & Bräuninger, T. (1998), 'The Formation of Policy Networks : 
Preferences, Institutions and Actors' Choices of Information Exchange 
Relations', Journal of Theoretical Politics 10(4), 445-471.

Miskel, C. & Song, M. L. (2004), 'Passing reading first: Prominence and 
processes in an elite policy network', Educational Evaluation and Policy 
Analysis 26(2), 89-109.

Moore, S.; Eng, E. & Daniel, M. (2003), 'International NGOs and the Role 
of Network Centrality in Humanitarian Aid Operations: A Case Study of 
Coordination During the 2000 Mazambique Floods', Disasters 27(4), 305-318.

Nanetti, R. Y.; Rato, H. & Rodrigues, M. (2004), 'Institutional Capacity 
and Reluctant Decentralization in Portugal: The Lisbon and Tagus Valley 
Region', Regional & Federal Studies 14(3), 405-429.

Neukomm, S.; Isele, C. & Spieler, M. (1998), Der Erfolg von 
Quotenvorlagen, in Uwe Serdült & Ulrich Klöti, ed., 'Politiknetzwerke: 
Beiträge zu einem Forschungsseminar'.

Nölke, A. (1995), Geberkoordination für die Länder Afrikas südlich der 
Sahara. Analyse eines interorganisatorischen Netzwerkes zwischen bi- und 
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Post-Stalinist Contention in Poland, 1954-1959', Mobilization 6(2), 211-231.

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Pappi, F. U. & Schnorpfeil, W. (1996), Das Ausschußwesen der 
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Provan, K.; Milward, H. & Isett, K. (2002), 'Collaboration and 
integration of community-based health and human services in a nonprofit 
managed care system', Health Care Management Review 27(1), 21-32.

Provan, K. G.; Isett, K. R. & Milward, B. H. (2004), 'Cooperation and 
Compromise: A Network Response to Conflicting Institutional Pressures in 
Community Mental Health', Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 
33(3), 489-514.

Provan, K. G.; Nakama, L.; Vaezie, M. A.; Teufel-Shone, N. I. & 
Huddleston, C. (2003), 'Building Community Capacity Around Chronic 
Disease Services through a Collaborative Interorganizational Network', 
Health Education & Behaviour 30(6), 646-662.

Pálné-Kovács, I.; Paraskevopoulos, C. J. & Horváth, G. (2004), 
'Institutional 'Legacies' and the Shaping of Regional Governance in 
Hungary', Regional & Federal Studies 14(3), 430-460.

Raab, J. (2002), Steuerung von Privatisierung. Eine Analyse der 
Steuerungsstrukturen der Privatisierung der ostdeutschen Werft- und 
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Rees, N.; Quinn, B. & Connaughton, B. (2004), 'Ireland's pragmatic 
adaptation to regionalization: the Mid-West region', Regional & Federal 
Studies 14(3), 379-404.

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(1985), 'Social Movements and Network Analysis. A Case Study of 
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Sager, F.; Meyrat, M. & Maibach, M. (2001), ''Boundary Delineation' in 
grenzüberschreitenden Policy-Netzwerken: Primat der 'Policies' oder der 
'Polity'? Das Fallbeispiel des Policy-Netzwerks zur 28-Tonnen-Limite', 
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Case of Videotex, in Fritz Scharpf, ed., 'Games in Hierarchies and 
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Schneider, V. (1988), Politiknetzwerke der Chemikalienkontrolle: eine 
Analyse einer transnationalen Politikentwicklung, de Gruyter, Berlin New 
York.

Schneider, V. (1986), 'Tauschnetzwerke in der Politikentwicklung', 
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the Gatt Negotiations: a Network Analysis', Schweizerische Zeitschrift 
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Centrality and Connectedness', Urban Studies 37(12), 2257-2285.

Song, M. & Miskel, C. (2005), 'Who are the influential? A cross-state 
social network analysis of the reading policy domain', Educational 
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Strategies of Action in a Social Structure of Position, Opposition, and 
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Am 13.03.2012 20:42, schrieb Simone Gabbriellini:
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> Dear List,
>
> I am in looking for papers where centrality and/or centralization
> measures are used in the context of social sciences (with a preference
> for sociology).
>
> I have found a lot of papers where these measures are described in
> details, but I would like to receive some advice to select relevant
> papers where centrality and/or centralization measures are used in
> research context to support theoretical claim.
>
> Any suggestion is more than welcome!
>
> Best regards,
> Simone Gabbriellini
>
> PostDoc @ DEIS
> Università di Bologna
>
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