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Small World Research

Four Volume Set


November 2012 | 1 552 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Small-world research started about fifty years ago with an idea about a social phenomenon: that any two randomly chosen individuals in a country, or in the world even, could be connected with each other via a relatively short chain of acquaintances. But since its formation, this idea has evolved and – despite research almost dying off in the 1980s – has now become an exciting and vital area of study. Following the publication of seminal research in the late 1990s, which shed new light on the question of how short connections are possible in large scale networks, researchers began to see the significance of their subject reflected in many different facets of existence; small-world structures were found in a number of distinct contexts, including, for example, a protein interaction network and in communication networks via instant messaging. What had once started as small-world research has now evolved into an interdisciplinary science of complex networks.

In this four-volume set, the history, development and potential future of this intriguing idea is mapped and illustrated through a masterfully selected collection of articles, written and introduced by respected authorities on the subject.

Volume I: The Small-World Phenomenon: an Introduction
Volume II: Network Search
Volume III: A complex networks approach to the Small World problem
Volume IV: Multidisciplinary applications


 
VOLUME ONE: THE SMALL-WORLD PHENOMENON: AN INTRODUCTION
Karl Deutsch
The Small-World Problem
The Growth of a Research Idea  
Sebastian Schnettler
A Structured Overview of 50 Years of Small-World Research
Judith Kleinfeld
The Small-World Problem
Duncan Watts
The 'New' Science of Networks
 
VOLUME TWO: NETWORK RESEARCH
 
PART ONE: PROBING NETWORK STRUCTURE: MILGRAM'S LETTER REFERRAL METHOD
Stanley Milgram
The Small-World Problem
Jeffrey Travers and Stanley Milgram
An Experimental Study of the Small-World Problem
Bernard Russell and Peter Killworth
A Review of Small-World Literature
Peter Sheridan Dodds, Roby Muhamad and Duncan Watts
An Experimental Study of Search in Global Social Networks
Sebastian Schnettler
A Small World on Feet of Clay? A Comparison of Empirical Small-World Studies against Best-Practice Criteria
 
PART TWO: TARGETED SEARCH: EMPIRICAL EXAMPLES AND ALGORITHM DESIGN
Andrea Röper, Beate Völker and Henk Flap
Social Networks and Getting a Home
Do Contacts Matter?  
Mark Granovetter
The Strength of Weak Ties
Lada Adamic and Adar Eytan
How to Search a Social Network
Identity and Search in Social Networks Duncan Watts, Peter Dodds and M.E.J . Newman
Peter Killworth et al
Social Networks
The Accuracy of Small-World Chains in Social Networks  
 
VOLUME THREE: A COMPLEX NETWORKS APPROACH TO THE SW PROBLEM
 
PART ONE: NETWORK TOPOLOGY: SMALL-WORLD AND SCALE-FREE NETWORKS
Duncan Watts and Steve Strogatz
Collective Dynamics of 'Small-World' Networks
Albert-László Barabási and Eric Bonabeau
Scale-Free Networks
Mark Newman
Models of the Small World
Luís Amaral et al
Classes of Small-World Networks
Mark Newman and Juyong Park
Why Social Networks Are Different from Other Types of Networks
 
PART TWO: CHARACTERIZING SMALL-WORLD NETWORKS
Mark Humphries and Kevin Gurney
Network 'Small-World-Ness'
A Quantitative Method for Determining Canonical Network Equivalence  
Vito Latora and Massimo Marchiori
Efficient Behavior of Small-World Networks
Jingbo Hao, Jianping Yin and Boyun Zhang
Structural Fault Tolerance of Scale-Free Networks
Paolo Crucitti et al
Efficiency of Scale-Free Networks
Error and Attack Tolerance  
Vito Latora and Massimo Marchiori
Economic Small-World Behavior in Weighted Networks
 
PART THREE: NETWORK EVOLUTION
Albert-László Barabási and Réka Albert
Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks
Rick Grannis
Six Degrees of 'Who Cares?'
Hongwei Dai et al
Effects of 'Rich-Gets-Richer' Rule on Small-World Networks
Evelyn Fox Keller
Revisiting 'Scale-Free' Networks
 
PART FOUR: NETWORK DYNAMICS
Christoph Hauert and Gyorgy Szabo
Game Theory and Physics
Damon Centola and Michael Macy
Complex Contagions and the Weakness of Long Ties
Damon Centola, Robb Willer and Michael Macy
The Emperor's Dilemma
A Computational Model of Self-Enforcing Norms  
Duncan Watts
Networks, Dynamics and the Small-World Phenomenon
Guillermo Abramson and Marcelo Kuperman
Social Games in a Social Network
 
VOLUME FOUR: MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS
 
PART ONE: BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Albert-László Barabási and Zoltán Oltvai
Network Biology
Understanding the Cell's Functional Organization  
David Lusseau
The Emergent Properties of a Dolphin Social Network
Jose Montoya and Ricard Solé
Small-World Patterns in Food Webs
Stuart Kininmonth, Glenn De'ath and Hugh Possingham
Graph Theoretic Topology of the Great but Small Barrier Reef World
Yuri Wolf, Georgy Karev and Eugene Koonin
Scale-Free Networks in Biology
New Insights into the Fundamentals of Evolution?  
 
PART TWO: NEUROSCIENCE
Danielle Smith Bassett and Ed Bullmore
Small-World Brain Networks
Olaf Sporns and Jonathan Zwi
The Small World of the Cerebral Cortex
Carlos Batista et al
Delayed Feedback Control of Bursting Synchronization in a Scale-Free Neuronal Network
Willem de Haan et al
Functional Neural Network Analysis in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer 's Disease Using EEG and Graph Theory
Mark Humphries, Kevin Gurney and T. Prescott
The Brainstem Reticular Formation Is a Small-World, Not Scale-Free, Network
 
PART THREE: EPIDEMIOLOGY
Matt Keeling and Ken Eames
Networks and Epidemic Models
Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler
The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years
Mark Shirley and Steve Rushton
The Impacts of Network Topology on Disease Spread
Jari Saramäki and Kimmo Kaski
Modeling Development of Epidemics with Dynamic Small-World Networks
Marcelo Kuperman and Guillermo Abramson
Small-World Effect in an Epidemiological Model
 
PART FOUR: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Sean Gorman and Rajendra Kulkarni
Spatial Small Worlds
New Geographic Patterns for an Information Economy  
Romualdo Pastor-Satorras and Alessandro Vespignani
Epidemic Spreading in Scale-Free Networks
Andrei Broder et al
Graph Structure in the Web
Daniel Guidoni, Raquel Mini and Antonio Loureiro
On the Design of Resilient Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Small-World Concepts
Han Woo Park and Mike Thewall
Hyperlink Analyses of the World Wide Web
A Review  
 
PART FIVE: INFORMATION SCIENCE
Javier Borge-Holthoefer and Alex Arenas
Semantic Networks
Structure and Dynamics  
Lucas Antiqueira et al
Strong Correlations between Text Quality and Complex Networks Features
Mark Newman
Co-Authorship Networks and Patterns of Scientific Collaboration
Evelien Otte and Ronald Rousseau
Social Network Analysis
A Powerful Strategy, also for the Information Sciences  
Yoed Kenett et al
Global and Local Features of Semantic Networks
Evidence from the Hebrew Mental Lexicon  
 
PART FOUR: INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENGINEERING
Bin Jiang
Flow Dimension and Capacity for Structuring Urban Street Networks
W. Li and X. Cai
Empirical Analysis of a Scale-Free Railway Network in China
J.K. Adou et al
Simulating Wildfire Patterns Using a Small-World Network Model
Martin Tomko, Stephan Winter and Christophe Claramunt
Experiential Hierarchies of Streets
Sergio Porta, Paolo Crucitti and Vito Latora
The Network Analysis of Urban Streets
A Dual Approach  
 
PART FIVE: PSYCHOLOGY
Bem Allen
Defeating Denial
Limited Nuclear War and the Small-World Problem  
Miklós Antal and László Balogh
Modeling Belief Systems with Scale-Free Networks
Melissa Schilling
A 'Small-World' Network Model of Cognitive Insight
Christopher Kello et al
Scaling Laws in Cognitive Sciences
Kai Yuan et al
Altered Small-World Brain Functional Networks and Duration of Heroin Use in Male Abstinent Heroin-Dependent Individuals
 
PART SIX: BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Brian Uzzi, Luis Amaral and Felix Reed-Tsochas
Small-World Networks and Management Science Research
A Review  
Stephen Borgatti and Pacey Foster
The Network Paradigm in Organizational Research
A Review and Typology  
Tim Kastelle and John Steen
Are Small World Networks Always Best for Innovation?
Morten Hansen
Knowledge Networks
Explaining Effective Knowledge-Sharing in Multi-Unit Companies  
William Stevenson and Mary Gilly
Information-Processing and Problem-Solving
The Migration of Problems through Formal Positions and Networks of Ties  
 
PART SEVEN: ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND POWER
Michael Gurevitch and Alex Weingrod
Who Knows Whom? Acquaintanceship and Contacts in the Israeli National Elite
Annette Freyberg-Inan
Just How Small Is This World Really? An Application of Small-World Theory to the Study of Globalization
Giorgio Fagiolo, Javier Reyes and Stefano Schiavo
On the Topological Properties of the World Trade Web
A Weighted Network Analysis  
Jason Beckfield
The Social Structure of the World Polity
Gerald Davis, Mina Yoo and Wayne Baker
The Small World of the American Corporate Elite, 1982-2001

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