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Power and loyalty defined by proximity to influential relations

Fidler, D; (2015) Power and loyalty defined by proximity to influential relations. Computational Social Networks , 2 (2) 10.1186/s40649-014-0009-9. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper examines a simple definition of power as a composite centrality being the composition of eigenvector centrality and edge betweeness. Various centralities related to the composition are compared on social and collaboration networks. A derived defection score for social fission scenarios is introduced and is demonstrated in Zachary’s Karate club to predict the sole defection in terms of network measures rather than psychological factors. In a network of political power in Mexico across various periods, the two definitions of power serve to shed light on a political power transition between two groups.

Type: Article
Title: Power and loyalty defined by proximity to influential relations
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s40649-014-0009-9
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40649-014-0009-9
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 Fidler; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
Keywords: composite centrality; Power; Loyalty; Eigenvector; Betweeness; Fission
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470803
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