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.
Frankfurt/M., Bern, New York, Paris, 1988. X, 158 pp.
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.