Publication Date

8-2010

Committee Chair

Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.

Abstract

Spatial analysis of the network of personnel in election monitoring and democratization missions allows users to visualize the impact and interactions these individuals and mission teams have had. This project focuses on the integration of the ArcGIS geographic information system and a private Access database to allow the user to input, edit, and visualize spatial and temporal data during the research of election monitoring networks. These data include the individuals, the missions, the positions held, and the dates of each activity. As these missions and individuals interact through space and time, network analysis will yield nodes of importance. This analysis will assist anthropologists in their study of the spread of democracy and in their study of the individuals supporting election assistance.

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Visualizing the Networks of International Election Monitors (Poster)

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