The Structure of Borders in a Small World

  title={The Structure of Borders in a Small World},
  author={C. Thiemann and F. Theis and D. Grady and R. Brune and D. Brockmann},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • C. Thiemann, F. Theis, +2 authors D. Brockmann
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Physics, Geography
  • PLoS ONE
  • Territorial subdivisions and geographic borders are essential for understanding phenomena in sociology, political science, history, and economics. They influence the interregional flow of information and cross-border trade and affect the diffusion of innovation and technology. However, it is unclear if existing administrative subdivisions that typically evolved decades ago still reflect the most plausible organizational structure of today. The complexity of modern human communication, the ease… CONTINUE READING

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