publication . Article . 2002

Social Networks and Political Parties in Chile

Adler Lomnitz, Larissa;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Sep 2002 Journal: REDES: Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales, volume 3 (issn: 1579-0185, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
This paper describes the origin and evolution of two Chilean political parties (the Radical Party and the Christian Democrat Party) through the analysis of the social networks that originated and composed them. The aim of this study is to propose a model of national political cultures on the basis of the structure of social networks related to power and of the symbol system, which legitimizes it. The structure of social networks, horizontal and vertical, are based on reciprocal or redistributive forms of exchange, on what is being exchanged and on the articulation between networks. In every society there are symmetrical and asymmetrical exchanges, which produce ...
free text keywords: social networks – political structure – political culture., lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H, lcsh:Social sciences (General), lcsh:H1-99
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