Network data

This is the raw social network data used for Baird’s research on the border security industry. The data were analyzed and subsequently published in European Security and Surveillance and Society. References here:

Baird, Theodore (2017) ‘Who Speaks for the European Border Security Industry? A Network Analysis’, European Security, 26 (1): 37-58. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2016.1267146

Baird, Theodore (2016) ‘Surveillance Design Communities in Europe: A Network Analysis’, Surveillance and Society, 14 (1): 34-58. Available online at:

The data are given in .xls format. The analysis procedures are detailed in the papers. The files can be converted into alternative formats for use with Ucinet, Gephi, R, Pajek, or your preferred network analytical software.

The data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

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