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Identity and fragmentation in networks

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This paper examines the role of identity in the fragmentation of networks by incorporating the choice of commitment to identity characteristics into a non-cooperative network formation game. The Nash network features divisions based on identity, with layers within these divisions. Using the refinement of strictness I find structures where stars of highly committed players are linked together by less committed players.

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  • Dev, Pritha, 2014. "Identity and fragmentation in networks," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 86-100.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:71:y:2014:i:c:p:86-100
    DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2014.05.002
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