Potential Human Rights Uses of Network Analysis and Mapping

>A report< to the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Skye Bender-deMoll April 28, 2008. 47 pages

Abstract: This report investigates potential new tools and existing applications of network analysis and network mapping to assist or facilitate human rights work. It provides a very brief overview of some network concepts, quick introductions to a number of relevant fields of research, and some specific examples of how people are currently using network tools for academic and applied work. The examples serve as an overview and entry point to the research areas. As this is a developing and fragmented field, classification is difficult. However, some common points exist and a few conclusions are presented. Some of the risks and challenges of network research are discussed, along with criteria for evaluating potential future projects. Finally, several possible projects are proposed.

2 thoughts on “Potential Human Rights Uses of Network Analysis and Mapping”

  1. Is there no link to the paper or posting of the papers included in this Program? I have been unable to locate this paper by Skye Bender-deMoll. More information would be welcome.

  2. Hi Helen. The link is there, but perhaps not as visible as it should have been. I have now made it more visible. regards, rick davies

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