Network mapping inherently illuminates power.
Network mapping and/or analysis inherently seeks to bring to light several kinds of power. Here are several ways it can include power:
* Demonstrates where capacity and resources exist in a group of entities * Visualizes previously invisible patterns, structures, and dynamics that existed but of which we were unaware * Elucidates relationships and pathways for exchange; help understand how things flow through a set of entities (and where they don't flow) * Surfaces gaps like who's not being represented by providing an overview of a set of entities * Supports an understanding of these things as they change over time so we can reflect transparently (rather than anecdotally) on improvements or regression
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