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Structural Theory

  • By: Gabriele Melischek & Josef Seethaler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Networks
  • Edited by: George A. Barnett
  • Subject:Group Processes/Dynamics, Social Networks

There are at least two major strands of structural theory, differing in their understanding of social structure. Some scholars view it as an explanatory construct that provides the logic behind the observed characteristics. Exponents of this approach have made valuable ...

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