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Lobbyists and parliamentary groups network

New online Tool

  • The new tool of Kronenwett & Adolphs allows the transformation of an index of names to a network graph.
  • The network graph can be visualized and network values can be calculated.
  • The network data can also be used in other statistic and network tools.
  • The network can be drawn and analyzed in the browser.

    Visualized Example

  • The pictured example shows a list of lobbyists and parliamentary groups of the German Bundestag which were transformed to a network visualization.
  • The registered lobbyists got house ID cards from the parliamentary groups giving them access to the Bundestag.
  • The network visualization represents
    • lobbyists and parliamentary groups as circles.
    • The more often parliamentary groups give house ID cards lobbyists the bigger is the circle.
    • A relation exists, if a parliamentary group give one or more house ID cards to a lobbyist.
    • The relation is visualized by a line.

    The list contains data from the 18th legislative period.

    Download the network visualization:

  • Draw your network. Try it out.

    You can download a network card from the following links. Print them out and paint your network with paper and pencil. Consider first what areas of the sectors (eg industry) or the concentric circles are (eg proximity) could. Then you draw your contacts (for example, professional contacts). Each contact can e.g. be represented as a circle, square or triangle. Then paint the relationships (eg, professional relationship, friendship relationship) as the lines between your contacts. But be careful that you do not forget a relationship! It is best to go through each contact step by step, in a clockwise direction and from outside to inside.

    Who has the most contacts? Who links the most, separated from each other contact groups? Have fun trying!