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Global Civil Society from Hyperlink Perspective: Exploring the Website Networks of International NGOs
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  • Journal title : Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia
  • Volume 15, Issue 1,  2016, pp.64-77
  • Publisher : World Association for Triple hElix and Future strategy studies
  • DOI : 10.17477/jcea.2016.15.1.064
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Global Civil Society from Hyperlink Perspective: Exploring the Website Networks of International NGOs
Meier, Harald;
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This case study takes a look at the hyperlink networks extracted from the websites of 367 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with datasets from 2010, 2012 and 2014. The first level of evaluation focuses on connections between the NGOs, identifying important nodes, groups and their relations. The second level takes into account the broad range of networked websites from the World Wide Web delivering insights into general networking patterns. The third level explores the underlying spatial configurations of the network which offers a great variety of geographic insights on information flows between and within continents, countries and cities. The most interesting findings of this study are a low level of interconnectedness between the NGOs and at the same time a strong spatial concentration of all embedded network actors.
hyperlink network analysis;world city networks;NGO;global civil society;
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