The missing link: Social network analysis in migration and transnationalism

Başak Bilecen*, Markus Gamper, Miranda J. Lubbers

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalSocial Networks
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018


  • Migration
  • Personal networks
  • Social network analysis
  • Transnationalism


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