SOCIAL NETWORKS, BROKERS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: A BANGLADESHI CASE
Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 599–608, July 2013
How to Cite
Rotberg, F. J.Y. (2013), SOCIAL NETWORKS, BROKERS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: A BANGLADESHI CASE. J. Int. Dev., 25: 599–608. doi: 10.1002/jid.2857
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012
- social networks;
- climate change;
Social Network Theory is suggested as a theoretical frame within the context of adaptation to climate change. Two elements of the theory that prove useful are that network brokers bridge networks and diffuse novel information that helps lead to group innovation. Novel information is needed for adaptation to climate change. Network data from a Bangladeshi community exemplify how a rural network functions during non-climate variable and climate variable times; which actors comprise the network and that brokers inside and outside the network diffuse information for possible adaptation. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.