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Group formation and competition: instrumental and expressive approaches

Hamlin, Alan and Jennings, Colin (2001) Group formation and competition: instrumental and expressive approaches , Southampton, UK University of Southampton 31pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 110).

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We construct models of group formation designed to capture some of the key features of political and social competition. The models draw on the ‘citizen candidate’ approach and allow competition to be modelled as either compromise - where all groups influence outcomes; or conflict - where one group wins the right to dictate. We also consider both instrumental and expressive approaches to understanding group formation, first separately and then in a setting which encompasses both approaches.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: ISSN 0966-4246
Keywords: group formation, expressive behaviour, conflict, compromise


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Date deposited: 18 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:54

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Author: Alan Hamlin
Author: Colin Jennings

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