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Conflict, loyalty and violence

The effects of social networks on behaviour

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Hendrik Derk Flap

In this volume, a theoretical model is presented explaining the conflict dampening effect of crisscross structures. This network effect, also known under the heading «conflicting loyalties theory», is well-established in cross cultural research. The explanation offered is developed in a rational choice framework. In conclusion, the outlines of a social capital theory are sketched.
Contents: Social network research and the crisscross effect - Problemsituation - Explication of the notion of crisscross and the notion of violence - Empirical research - A rational choice explanation - Auxiliary conditions and new predictions - The research program of a social capital theory.