The social structure of political influence

Böhm, Timo

Boehm_Dissertation.pdf - Published

Download (3MB)

URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-389141
Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2015
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Hillmann, Henning
Date of oral examination: 26 May 2015
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
School of Social Sciences > Politische Wissenschaft, Quantitative Sozialwissenschaftliche Methoden (Gschwend 2007-)
School of Social Sciences > Economic and Organizational Sociology (Hillmann 2009-)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Subject headings (SWD): Sozialstruktur , Soziale Bewegung , Partei , Sklavenhandel
Keywords (English): Social Structure , Social Movements , Political Parties , Party Careers , Slavetrade
Abstract: Substantively, this dissertation is interested in clarifying a fundamental question in the social sciences: how can actors gain political influence, given that a political elite controls access to it? This thesis applies a social network perspective to study this question. The author identifies three different strategies actors can use. First, they can use bridges to the gate-keeping elite to increase influence. Second, non-elite actor groups, such as social movements, can work with intersections between them and the political elite to further their goals. The third way are individual careers as transitions into the elite that, however, depend on elite decisions themselves. Every aspect is quantitatively analyzed with reference to a carefully chosen case study.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

Das Dokument wird vom Publikationsserver der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim bereitgestellt.

Metadata export


+ Search Authors in

BASE: Böhm, Timo

Google Scholar: Böhm, Timo

+ Download Statistics

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail

Actions (login required)

Show item Show item