Applications of Social Network Analysis for Building Community Disaster Resilience

Applications of Social Network Analysis for Building Community Disaster Resilience

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eBook - 2009
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"Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the identification of the relationships and attributes of members, key actors, and groups that social networks comprise ... The workshop, summarized in this volume, was designed to provide guidance to the DHS on a potential research agenda that would increase the effectiveness of SNA for improving community disaster resilience. The workshop explored the state of the art in SNA and its applications in the identification, construction, and strengthening of networks within U.S. communities. Workshop participants discussed current work in SNA focused on characterizing networks; the theories, principles and research applicable to the design or strengthening of networks; the gaps in knowledge that prevent the application of SNA to the construction of networks; and research areas that could fill those gaps. Elements of a research agenda to support the design, development, and implementation of social networks for the specific purpose of strengthening community resilience against natural and human-made disasters were discussed."--Publisher's description.
"In response to a request by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Research Council formed an ad hoc committee to organize a two-day workshop to discuss the use of social network analysis (SNA) for the purpose of building community disaster resilience. The workshop was held February 11-12, 2009, in Washington, D.C., and engaged a group of approximately 20 researchers in the field of SNA and resilience science as well as emergency management practitioners from different regions of the country"--Page vii.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9781282274952
1282274953
9780309140959
0309140951
9780309140942
0309140943
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (x, 70 pages) : illustrations

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