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Women's Connectivity in Extreme Networks

Manrique, P; Cao, Z; Gabriel, A; Horgan, J; Gill, P; Qi, H; Restrepo, E; ... Johnson, N; + view all (2016) Women's Connectivity in Extreme Networks. Science Advances , 2 (6) , Article e1501742. 10.1126/sciadv.1501742. Green open access

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Abstract

A popular stereotype is that women will play more minor roles than men as environments become more dangerous and aggressive. Our analysis of new longitudinal data sets from offline and online operational networks [for example, ISIS (Islamic State)] shows that although men dominate numerically, women emerge with superior network connectivity that can benefit the underlying system’s robustness and survival. Our observations suggest new female-centric approaches that could be used to affect such networks. They also raise questions about how individual contributions in high-pressure systems are evaluated.

Type: Article
Title: Women's Connectivity in Extreme Networks
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501742
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1501742
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright 2016 © The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial license (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, so long as the resultant use is not for commercial advantage and provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: PIRA; ISIS; women; centrality
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1497173
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