Social Network Resources and Community Inequalities: Global and Multilevel Perspectives
Mito AKIYOSHI, Senshu University, Japan, [log in to unmask]
This session looks into theoretical and empirical issues surrounding the deployment of social network resources by communities in an increasingly globalizing world. Institutions such as governments, NGOs, and corporations have undergone phenomenal changes in the past thirty years generating and responding to global challenges. How do social network processes affect the operation of globalizing institutions?
This session invites contributions that advance our understanding of the role of social networks in the transformation of various forms of inequality in the context of globalization. Possible exploratory questions include but are not limited to:
- What kind of social network resources are communities endowed with to deal with new and old forms of inequality?
Do some communities actively cultivate social network resources to enhance their position in the global marketplace?
- What are the consequences of the growing use of global social network resources to address local concerns?