|Volume 1, Issue 1, 1977|
|Membership Directory, 3-20|
|Six Abstracts, 24-26|
Burt, Ronald S.
|Working Paper, 27-29|
|Volume 1, Issue 2, 1978|
|Network Notebook, 2-4|
|On Facilitating Networks for Social Change, 5-11|
Lenz, Peter, Johnson-Lenz, Trudy
The problem of increasing societal variety is described. A suggestion is made that social networks might serve as
decentralized regulators of this variety. Examples of social networks serving in this capacity are given.
Methods are outlined for facilitating these networks by sharing information about the network and its members. Facilitation at various levels of recursion is discussed. Computerized conferencing is cited as a means for
enhancing communication within geographically dispersed networks. Decentralized computer processing networks are mentioned as the logical hardware counterpart to support these social networks.
|Fourth Annual Colloquium on Social Networks, 12-13|
|Research Reports, 14-18|
|Computer Programs, 19-31|
|New Books, 32-33|
|Thesis Summaries, 34-38|
|Course Outline, 60-64|
|Directory Changes and New Listings, 65-89|
|Volume 1, Issue 3, 1978|
|Network Notebook, 2-4|
|Meeting Calendar, 5-8|
|Special Journal Issues, 9-13|
|Analogue Modeling of the Small-World Problem: A Comment on the Reverse Small-World Method, 14-23|
Andrews, Howard F.
The application of analogues from phsyical theory for modelling problems of social structure and process should not be ignored in exploring the characteristics of small-worlds. One source of potentially useful analogues might be process models drawn from percolation theory. A number of the structural charcteristics of percolation problems are described, and certain relationships analogous to critical parameters in the abstract small-world problem are defined. It is suggested that the reverse small-world method is also analogous to methods of deriving numerical results for certain percolation problems.
|Canadian Intercorporate Linkages, 23-24|
This paper consists of the Discussant's comments on the'Corporate Interlocks' session at the New Directions in Structural Analysis Colloquium, March 16 - 18, 1978, New College, University of Toronto (see CONNECTIONS I, No. 2, pp. 12-13). The two papers presented were Michael D. Ornstein "Assessing the Meaning of Corporate Interlocks." and Stephen Berkowitz, et al. "Measuring Enterprise Structure and Corporate Power in Canada."
|Research Reports, 25-41|
|Thesis Summaries, 42-47|
|Computer Programs, 48|
|New Books, 49-51|
|Course Outlines, 52-54|
|New Directory Listings and Directory Update, 62-66|
|INSNA Financial Statement, 66|