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Structural balance: a dynamic perspective

Abell, Peter and Ludwig, Mark (2009) Structural balance: a dynamic perspective. Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 33 (2). pp. 129-155. ISSN 0022-250x

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Abstract

The paper presents results derived from a series of simulations of signed networks (i.e., networks containing positive and negative links) subject to a balancing process. The dynamics are followed in a space defined by variations in the proportion of positive links introduced and the tolerance to imbalance. The authors claim to have discovered boundaries in the space separating it into three distinct regions. One region probably displays the characteristics of self-organized criticality, which may have implications for the theory of extreme events.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0022250x.as...
Additional Information: © 2009 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 13:22
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29767/

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