American Government and Politics

Border Support Networks: Migrant Caravans, US Activism and Social Network Analysis

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera Author ORCID home | opens in new tab George Mason University
Naoru Koizumi George Mason University
Cindy Gomez-Schempp
Rajendra Kulkarni George Mason University


The present article applies social network analysis (SNA) to understand the formation of migrant caravans that originate in Central America and transit throughout Mexico, the Native American protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in Standing Rock, and other related social movements. This analysis explains new forms of activism in the Americas against US restrictive immigration policies and border security measures, as well as their link to other phenomena of seemingly different nature—including political-electoral ones.


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