Volker G. Täube

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have stressed the importance of actors who occupy strategic positions in social networks to explain aspects of diffusion processes in social structures: If contacts between two parties are only possible through a third party, the latter can be regarded as being in control of resource flows. Such transmitting actors – often referred to as brokers – play a(More)
The paper is tied to an earlier analysis with a similar interest (see Täube, 2004b). The question than was if the alleged decline of social capital reported by authors like Putnam for the U.S., due to the use of new Information-and Communication Technologies like the Internet, can equally be found for Switzerland. Because Switzerland is in international(More)
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