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Not sure how to define Brazil… but certainly inequalities are still huge. Anyway, here are some studies using SNA applied to community/regional development with implications for health/environmental policies in the Brazilian Amazon:
Mertens F, Saint-Charles J, Mergler D, Passos CJ, Lucotte M (2005) A network approach for analyzing and promoting equity in participatory Ecohealth research, EcoHealth, 2: 113-126.
Mertens F, Saint-Charles J, Lucotte M & Mergler D (2008) Emergence and robustness of a community discussion network on mercury contamination and health in the Brazilian Amazon. Health Education and Behavior, 35: 509-521.
Mertens, F., Saint-Charles, J. et Mergler, D. (2012). Social communication network analysis of the role of participatory research in the adoption of new fish consumption behaviors. Social Science and Medecine, 75: 643-650.
(in Portuguese) Mertens F, Távora R, da Fonseca IF, Grando RL, Castro M & Demeda K (2011) Social networks, social capital and environmental governance in the Amazonian Gateway Territory (in Portuguese: Redes sociais, capital social e governança ambiental no Território Portal da Amazônia). Acta Amazônica, 41: 481-492.
***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****_____________________________________________________________________ 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.Dear all,Is anyone aware of any literature studying how social network analysis could be applied to regional development policies in developing countries?Any references would be much appreciated!Best wishes,Oliver--
Olivier Walther, Ph.D
Department of Border Region Studies
University of Southern Denmark
Alsion 2, DK-6400 Sønderborg
Frédéric Mertens, PhD.
Professor adjunto, Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável - Universidade de Brasília
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