ERIC Number: EJ285920
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
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The Social Structure of an Academic Discipline: Networks and Prestige in Political Science.
Bingham, Richard D.; Vertz, Laura L.
Social Science Quarterly, v64 n2 p275-87 Jun 1983
Research showed that the center-periphery pattern of social structure, characteristic of many academic communities, also applies to political science. This pattern consists of a tightly knit group of leaders and increasingly looser groups of followers arrayed about them. Within the social structure, all members are familiar with the top researchers. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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