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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. № 8. Part 1. P. 130-133. ISSN 1997-292X.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Political Science
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INFLUENCE OF NETWORK STRUCTURE ON ELECTORAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE INDIVIDUAL

Ovsyankina Alina Vital'evna
Lomonosov Moscow State University


Abstract. The article analyzes foreign studies considering the influence of network structure on the electoral behaviour of the individual, and also indicates the potential of studying electoral behaviour using network approach to Russia. Basing on the analyzed studies, the author comes to the conclusion about the importance of studying the influence of network structure on voting process, and also indicates the potential of the analysis of network structure as an actual methodology of studying the electoral behaviour of the individual in Russia. The potential of network approach also allows speaking about the use of its methodology in studying the common in our country networks of elites, political leadership, modeling of political processes, as well as the analysis of policy making in Russia.
Key words and phrases: сетевой подход, социальная сеть, политическая сеть, политическое поведение, электоральное поведение, turnout cascade, моделирование политических процессов, модель малого мира, эффект малого мира, network approach, social network, political network, political behaviour, electoral behaviour, turnout cascade, modeling of political processes, model of the small world, effect of the small world.
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