More than two years ago, a research paper by Dr Malte Steinbrink and his students created quite a stir in German Human Geography. Using Social Network Analysis, the group identified a tight-knit cluster of academic geographers who basically run the show – in other words, an oligarchy. “Berichte zur deutschen Landeskunde” has now published an issue devoted exclusively to the debate on these findings. Colleague Harald Schoen and I were invited to the party because we are perfectly detached outsiders (and nice guys to boot). Here is our comment on the paper that rocked German geography.
2 thoughts on “New Publication: Comment on Knowledge Networks in German Human Geography (in German)”
danke, sehr interessant. Meiner Meinung nach, ist die Netzwerkanalyse für Beschreibung und Vergleich sehr gut geeignet, hat aber per se einer eher schwachen Aussagekraft.