Mesolevel Networks and the Diffusion of Social Movements: The Case of the Swedish Social Democratic Party1

@article{Hedstrm2000MesolevelNA,
  title={Mesolevel Networks and the Diffusion of Social Movements: The Case of the Swedish Social Democratic Party1},
  author={P. Hedstr{\"o}m and R. Sandell and C. Stern},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2000},
  volume={106},
  pages={145 - 172}
}
  • P. Hedström, R. Sandell, C. Stern
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • In analyzing the spatial diffusion of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, this article introduces the notion of a mesolevel network. A mesolevel network is a social network that differs in three important respects from interpersonal microlevel networks directly linking prior and potential adopters of a practice to one another: (1) it is generated by a different causal process than the microlevel network; (2) it tends to be much sparser than the microlevel network; and (3) the typical edge of a… CONTINUE READING
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