The missing link: Social network analysis in migration and transnationalism

Başak Bilecen, Markus Gamper, Miranda J. Lubbers

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The focus on social networks in migration studies marked a significant departure of understanding. Social networks are not only a mechanism through which the migration process is patterned, but they also have broader implications for migrants and non-migrants alike. Despite the fact that the network character of migration processes has long been recognized in migration studies, for a long time, Social Network Analysis has not been applied. Taking this scholarly omission as a starting point, we seek in this special issue to discuss recent research into social networks and migration that use SNA approaches. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalSocial Networks
Publication statusPublished - May-2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Social network analysis
  • Migration
  • Transnationalism
  • Personal networks

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