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Critical aspects of social networks in a resettlement setting
Development in Practice (2015)
  • A. J. Faas, San Jose State University
  • Eric C. Jones, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Graham A. Tobin, University of South Florida
  • Linda M. Whiteford, University of South Florida
  • Arthur D. Murphy, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Each year, more than 30 million people worldwide are displaced by disaster, development, and conflict. The sheer magnitude of displacement points to a need for wider application of social science theories and methodologies to the special problems posed by these crises. We are convinced that social network analysis of the structure and development of social relations can help to identify variables and patterns essential to maintaining or fostering social (re)articulation in resettlement. The research model we propose applies advances in network methodology to emerging theory on structural gaps in networks in the context of forced displacement and resettlement.
  • Conflict and reconstruction – Forced displacement,
  • Labour and livelihoods – Migration,
  • Aid – Aid effectiveness,
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
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A. J. Faas, Eric C. Jones, Graham A. Tobin, Linda M. Whiteford, et al.. "Critical aspects of social networks in a resettlement setting" Development in Practice Vol. 25 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 221 - 233
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