This article sets out, first of all, to reconstruct a Durkheimian network theory that is derived from Durkheim’s own writings, and the sociological literature that considers their relationship to network theory. Secondly, it seeks to show how this Durkheimian network theory is compatible with, and may contribute to, contemporary network theory and fields of inquiry to which network theory has been applied, such as social movements, professions, social capital and organizations. According to this Durkheimian network theory, systemic solidarity flows from dense economic and non-economic relations in local subsystems connected through institutional relations, as are relations in the professions or in the market. If this is not the case, the social system disintegrates into a set of unconnected, or loosely connected, clusters.

A Durkheimian Network Theory

SEGRE, SANDRO
2004

Abstract

This article sets out, first of all, to reconstruct a Durkheimian network theory that is derived from Durkheim’s own writings, and the sociological literature that considers their relationship to network theory. Secondly, it seeks to show how this Durkheimian network theory is compatible with, and may contribute to, contemporary network theory and fields of inquiry to which network theory has been applied, such as social movements, professions, social capital and organizations. According to this Durkheimian network theory, systemic solidarity flows from dense economic and non-economic relations in local subsystems connected through institutional relations, as are relations in the professions or in the market. If this is not the case, the social system disintegrates into a set of unconnected, or loosely connected, clusters.
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