Regulatory networks, population level effects and threshold models of collective action

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In Regulatory Networks, Population Level Effects and Threshold Models of Collective Action, Mark Fenwick explores the question of whether we might push the network metaphor further and examine whether regulatory networks exhibit “network dynamics”. The study of networks dynamics is an inter-disciplinary field that has emerged at the intersection between sociology, social psychology and economics. The chapter suggests that one form of network dynamic, namely a threshold model of collective action, can be helpful in providing a new conceptual vocabulary for describing various features of regulatory networks. In particular, it allows us to move away from accounts that regard networks as expressing the collective normative preferences of participants and ideas of contractual consent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworked Governance, Transnational Business and the Law
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642412127
ISBN (Print)9783642412110
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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