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Veelzijdige kunst op locaties Spaarne Gasthuis

De nieuwe exposities in het ziekenhuis Op de verschillende locaties van het Spaarne Gasthuis zijn tot begin april kunstexposities te bekijken. In Haarlem Zuid zijn dit schilderijen van Gosia Bolwijn-Wiese, in Hoofddorp schilderijen van Vera Bruggeman en glaswerk van Jolanda Prinssen. De…

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[1602.00614] Networks for Collective Action

[ Authors ]
Jeroen Bruggeman
[ Abstract ]
A significant challenge is to explain how people cooperate for public goods. The problem is more difficult for people when their public good and its benefits are unclear at the outset and its timing and costs are uncertain. However, history shows that even under adverse conditions, people can cooperate. As a prelude to cooperation, people can establish (or reinforce) social ties through communication. Consequently, individuals’ cognitive states may synchronize, so that they can depend on like-minded people rather than on a situation beyond their control. Whether this succeeds largely depends on the network that is formed (or used), which should also help them to overcome misunderstandings and to synchronize relatively fast. From a well-known model of social influence it is inferred that network patterns with high algebraic connectivity, featuring multiple independent connections, are optimal for collective action.

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"The ideo­lo­gic­al di­vide in North Dakota is with­in the Re­pub­lic­an Party"

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“The ideo­lo­gic­al di­vide in North Dakota is with­in the Re­pub­lic­an Party”

Karyn Bruggeman interviewed me for her profile of the North Dakota gubernatorial race in the National Journal today, and I come off sounding almost prescient given that Democrats lost their candidate in Sarah Vogel last …